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Ernő Dohnányi: Short Profile

Ernő Dohnányi: Short Profile

  • 13-digit ISBN: 978-1-84379-292-5
  • Barcode: 9781843792925
  • Approximate length: 5,000 words
  • Formats: iPad/iPhone (enhanced)

Ernst von Dohnányi, one of the greatest pianists who ever lived, was one of the most accomplished and deeply conservative composers of his time. A man for whom the twentieth century, musically speaking, simply didn’t exist, he nevertheless championed such modernists as Bartók, and revolutionised music education in his native Hungary. Rendered penniless and homeless by immediate post-war politics and baseless charges (no evidence has ever been produced), he remade his career in the New World with a resilient vitality reflected in his music.

About the Author

Jeremy Siepmann is an internationally acclaimed writer, musician, teacher and broadcaster. He has contributed articles, reviews and interviews to numerous journals and reference works (including The New Statesman, Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine). His previous books include a widely acclaimed biography of Chopin, two volumes on the history and literature of the piano, and biographies of Brahms, Mozart and Beethoven.