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Classical entrée: Dohnányi Ernő — Serenade, Op. 10 (for string trio), Mvt. 2: Romanza [3:40]

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    wirelyre
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    Dohnányi Ernő (1877–1960) was a Hungarian pianist and composer. He was particularly well known as a young performing pianist. His musical style was pretty well rooted in late Romanticism (think...

    Dohnányi Ernő (1877­–1960) was a Hungarian pianist and composer. He was particularly well known as a young performing pianist. His musical style was pretty well rooted in late Romanticism (think Brahms, Rachmaninov).

    String trios are a bit less popular than string quartets, which is a shame because trios strike a great balance between fullness and agility. Most trios (like this one) are written for violin/viola/cello, but there are all sorts of much less common combinations.

    This movement is very simple and sweet. It's somewhat ambiguously set in C Mixolydian, which sounds a little bit "softer" than major. There's just a single core phrase, first heard in the viola [2:12], then the violin [4:10], then one more time incompletely in the violin [5:20].

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      cfabbro
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      I haven't commented yet on your classical submissions, since I never really have anything substantial to say about them, but I just wanted to let you know I have appreciated them. Thanks for...

      I haven't commented yet on your classical submissions, since I never really have anything substantial to say about them, but I just wanted to let you know I have appreciated them. Thanks for submitting them, and your comments giving them additional context. I have really enjoyed them all so far. :)

      p.s. This one was especially nice and was exactly what I needed.

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      1. wirelyre
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        Thank you for listening and reading!

        Thank you for listening and reading!

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