Ernst von Dohnányi
About the composer
Ernst von Dohnányi or Ernö Dohnányi was born in 1877 in Pozsony (today Bratislava), then a Hungarian city close to the border with Austria. During his early years he showed great interest in music, and he continued to study in Budapest. His acquaintance with musicians like Hans Richter and Johannes Brahms helped him to establish his early musical career as a composer-pianist in several important cities in Europe. He returned to Budapest in 1915, where he taught at the Budapest Music Academy and played a leading part in forming the musical culture of Hungary, although there were difficulties with the régime that replaced the first republican government of the country a few years later. Dohnányi moved to Austria in 1944 and finally settled in the United States in 1949. He taught at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he also performed and composed until his death in 1960.
About the Stabat Mater
2 three part choirs (with only boys' or women's voices)
There is no clear division in sections. The three solo singers appear to function as a third choir.
The "Analecta"- version of the text is used. As far as I could hear, all stanza's are sung.
It was not easy to analyse the voices of the soloists. So I am not quite sure about the colourbar.
Information about the recording
|Stabat Mater Foundation 2012 Dohnanyi (Martin, Poulenc)
The recording of the 14th concert organised by the Dutch Stabat Mater Foundation. Recorded at the Sint Petrus Church, Oirschot, in March 2012. The orchestra is fairly small. The atmosphere is intimate. In this performance the version with women’s voices has been chosen.
Ilse Eerens, soprano
Frank Martin, Stabat Mater
|2015 POU-02 (254)