Gramophone Magazine April 2015 Editor's Choice
The penultimate volume in Hyperion’s four-part survey of the complete solo piano music of Ernő Dohnányi focuses on music from the period when the composer’s pre-eminent position was being assured. The titles of the largest works here, Ruralia hungarica and the Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, mask in their nationalistic ostentation the skill of a true master of piano composition.
Martin Roscoe inhabits the world of Dohnányi’s music like no other—appraisals of the earlier volumes attest to this—and this new recording is a joy.
The most substantial item...is undoubtedly the suite Ruralia Hungarica...It's an enormously attractive work, by turns exhilarating...and rhapsodic...Roscoe relishes these contrasts in mood with playing that is both exuberant and expressive. Similar qualities abound in Roscoe's masterly performances of the 1971 Variations on a Hungarian folksong and the Three Pieces Op. 23. BBC *****