Dohnányi, Ernst von

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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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referencedIn Florida State University General Faculty Records, 1938-1976
referencedIn The Max Smith Papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Larsen, Eric, 1952-. Members of the Razoumovsky Quartet with Eric Larsen [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. Einlage zu [sic] I Satz Symphonie Dohnányi. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. [Fragment] from the Piano concerto no. 2 / Ernst v Dohnanyi. Northwestern University
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Dohnányi, Helen. Autograph postcard, dated : [Tallahasee, Fla., 25 April 1951], to Josef A. Burns, 1951, April 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Upton, Suzanne. [Suzanne Upton, piano] [sound recording] : [Thursday, March 25, 1971, 8:00 p.m., Recital Hall, Music Building]. University of Central Oklahoma, Chambers Library
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. [The Listeners : collection of material related to the ballet The listeners]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1802-1987, (bulk 1911-1974) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Manoogian, Vartan. I.M.P. faculty concert [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Smith, Max, 1874-1935. The Max Smith papers, 1879-1933 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. Konzertstück in D, opus 12 : accompanament to the cadenza for 4 cellos / Ernst von Dohnányi ; arr. Silva. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
referencedIn Wilhelm Gericke papers, 1876-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. American rhapsody : for orchestra, op. 47 [Revised version] / Ernst von Dohnányi. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. Letter, 1936 Oct. 6, Budapest, to [Frederick A.] Stock, [Chicago?] University of Michigan
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1972 August 5. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ernö Dohnanyi collection, [ca. 1925-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. Autograph letter signed, dated : Gmunden, 21 August 1902, to an unidentified recipient, 1902 Aug. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. Symphonie D minor. Arpa I ; Arpa II / Ernst Von Dohnányi. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Chislett, W. A. Typewritten letter signed, dated : Oxford, 17 August 1977, to Joseph Chouinard, 1977, Aug. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. Sechs Konzertetüden : für Klavier : op. 28 / von Ernst von Dohnányi. Yale University Library
creatorOf Siloti, Alexander, 1863-1945. All star benefit concert [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. Suite. op. 19[. Harp] / Ernst v. Dohnányi. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Richey, Elaine. NCSA string faculty [at SECCA] [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Fritz Reiner marked scores collection, [ca. 1880]-1961. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rosenthal Archives
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. "Pasztorak, Pasztorok... a hungarian Xmas carol", 1937. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Stock, Frederick, 1872-1942. Frederick Stock papers, 1873-1954. University of Michigan
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. Hitvallás : Papp-Váry Elemérné verseire : tenor szóló, vegyes kar- és zene karra / szerzé, Dohnányi Ernő. University of Michigan
referencedIn Backhaus, Wilhelm, 1884-1969. Autograph note signed : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Stock, Frederick, 1872-1942. Papers, 1873-1954. University of Michigan
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Dohnányi, Ernő, 1877-1960. Ernst von Dohnányi letter to Dear friends, 1903 [June] 20. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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associatedWith Backhaus, Wilhelm, 1884-1969. person
associatedWith Chicago Symphony Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Chislett, W. A. person
associatedWith Documents created by Florida State University General Faculty and Florida State College for Women General Faculty corporateBody
associatedWith Dohnányi, Helen. person
correspondedWith Gericke, Wilhelm, 1845-1925 person
associatedWith Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 person
associatedWith Kilenyi, Edward, 1911- person
correspondedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
associatedWith Lehman, Robin, person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Max Smith person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith National Orchestral Association (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Papp-Váry, Elemérné. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Silva, Luigi, 1903-1961 person
correspondedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Smith, Max, 1874-1935. person
associatedWith Stock, Frederick, 1872-1942. person
associatedWith Upton, Suzanne. person
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Songs (High voice) with orchestra--Scores
Orchestral music--Parts
Concertos (Piano)--Excerpts
Harp--Orchestral excerpts
Piano music
Concertos (Violoncello), Arranged--Cadenzas
National songs
Violoncello with string quartet (Violoncellos (4)), Arranged
Musicians--Correspondence
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Symphonies--Excerpts--Parts
Symphonies--Parts
Suites (Orchestra)--Parts
Musical sketches
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Scores
String quartets (Violoncellos (4)), Arranged--Scores and parts
Music--Manuscripts
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Birth 1877-07-27

Death 1960-02-09

Hungarians

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