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Dohnányi, Debussy, Dvořák
One of the composer’s first mature pieces and arguably his best chamber work, Dohnányi’sSerenade in C major shimmers with Hungarian colors and contrapuntal inventiveness. Debussy abandoned the traditional sonata form in his String Quartet in G minor, favoring instead a cyclical form introduced by Franz Liszt that relies on the manipulation of a single, recurring motif. Colors and rhythms lead the way over structure and harmony, creating music that appeals not to the mind but the
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