We’re coming to you from the 2021 Bowdoin International Music Festival, in Brunswick, Maine, United States for a special “Fauré & Dohnányi” concert featuring Fauré’s Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor and Dohnányi’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in E-flat minor.
Fauré's Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor is the second of the two cello sonatas by the French composer, premiered in 1922. The main theme in the work had originated from a funeral march that Fauré wrote to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Napolean.
Dohnányi's Piano Quintet No. 2 in E-flat minor was completed when the composer was at the height of his fame as both a pianist and a composer. Premiered in Berlin in November 1914 by the Klingler Quartet, it has since become known as one of the most sophisticated works in Dohnányi's entire oeuvre.