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Dohnanyi, Ernst von

Born: 1877 AD
Died: 1960 AD
Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: Composers

1877 – Born on July 27th in Pozsony, Hungary. Hungarian composer, pianist, and conductor, principally known for his Variations on a Nursery Song for piano and orchestra.

1894-1897 – Dohnányi studied in Budapest at the Royal Academy of Music, where his first symphony was performed.

         – He started to compose music that quickly became nationally recognized.  

1919 – Von Dohnányi was also a permanent conductor of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra.

1924 – Composed Variations on Hungarian Folk Songs, Pastorale (Hungarian Christmas Song), Ruralia Hungarica, Variations of a Nursery Song and American Rhapsody.

1941 – Conducted its premiere in Budapest.

1949 – Was probably the most important composer with Florida ties, having taught at FSU.

1960 – Died on February 9th in New York, New York.