By James A. Grymes
"... a unprecedented form of biography and autobiography: a transparent and chic exposition of truth, in addition to a humane portrait of a good piano virtuoso, composer, instructor, and democratic soul, as advised to and noticeable during the eyes of 1 as regards to him." ―Mark Mitchell
Ernst von Dohnányi (1877–1960) was once some of the most hugely revered musicians of his time. The younger Dohnányi loved a global status that introduced him into touch with such 19th-century masters as Johannes Brahms and Eugène d’Albert. he's remembered for his method and interpretive abilities as a pianist and conductor, in addition to for the masterpieces he composed for piano, chamber ensembles, and orchestra. As a instructor and administrator, Dohnányi used to be accountable for the learning of a complete new release of musicians in Hungary, and for supporting to form the country’s musical tradition. After international struggle II, his profession foundered whilst he used to be falsely accused of being a Nazi sympathizer. In 1953, on the age of seventy six, Dohnányi lower back to overseas prominence with a successful "re-debut" at Carnegie corridor. Ernst von Dohnányi: A music of lifestyles, written from a firsthand viewpoint by way of Dohnányi’s widow, is the 1st complete English-language biography of the artist.
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