Dohnányi, Ernst von

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Birth 1877-07-27
Death 1960-02-09

Biographical notes:

Ernő Dohnányi was a Hungarian musician, composer, and educator. He showed early promise, and achieved world-wide acclaim as a piano virtuoso, introducing many lesser-known works to audiences. He also taught music, and was the key figure in reshaping Hungary's musical culture. After World War II, political pressures forced him to emigrate to Florida, where he accepted a professorial appointment to Florida State University, and where his performing career experienced a revival. His influence on Hungarian music remains incalculable.

From the description of Ernst von Dohnányi letter to Dear friends, 1903 [June] 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56937428

Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, teacher, and administrator.

From the description of Letter, 1936 Oct. 6, Budapest, to [Frederick A.] Stock, [Chicago?] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34491659

Hungarian composer.

From the description of Einlage zu [sic] I Satz Symphonie Dohnányi. [1901?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563086

Composed for the Sesquicentennial of Ohio University, 1953. First performance Athens, Ohio, 21 February 1954, the composer conducting. Later revised. First performance of revision Brevard, North Carolina, August 1961. Some of the tunes quoted in the work are: On Top of Old Smokey; I Am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger; I Gave my Love a Cherry; Turkey in the Straw; Sweet Betsy From Pike. The original version also included the Alma Mater of Ohio University as the finale, but this has been cut from the revised version.

From the description of American rhapsody : for orchestra, op. 47 [Revised version] / Ernst von Dohnányi. [1---?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45148209

Hungarian pianist, composer, conductor, teacher and administrator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Gmunden, 21 August 1902, to an unidentified recipient, 1902 Aug. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565866


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