Erno von Dohnányi had a long career as an important composer, pianist and teacher. Deeply indebted to the Germanic Romantic tradition, the works on this disc showcase his love of
scintillating orchestral tone-colour notably of brass, wind and percussion and his fascination with Classical forms such as the variation. His Variations on a Nursery Song traverses several musical styles in a tour de force of good-humoured virtuosity, while the Symphonic Minutes and
the Suite in F sharp minor cultivate a lush, romantic mood with characteristic dashes of suavity.