- Audio CD (1 July 2002)
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- ASIN: B000068PML
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In his later years, he resumed teaching at Florida State University in Talahassee where composers such as Ellen Taafe Zwilich profited from his instruction.
Dohnanyi was a musical conservative. He rejected many of the modern trends, such as serialism which he viewed (rightly in my view) as tremendously destructive. He adhered to classic forms. However, this does not necessarily mean that his later works sound as if they were composed by Schumann or Brahms.
In his Second Violin Concerto, we see that the composer's harmonic vocabulary has increased since the time of his First Violin Concerto in 1920. There is a greater use of disonnance. In this work, he is still a master of his craft. This is an exceptionally well written work that deserves a wider public hearing. Dohnanyi also believed in the use of humour in composition, as the second movement of the Concerto bears out.
Hopefully, more recordings such as this will lead to the composer's rehabilitation.