Ernst von Dohnanyi: A Bio-Bibliography

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As a result of both his political reputation?destroyed by false charges of Nazism after World War II?and his rejection of avant-garde techniques, the recordings and compositions of Ernst von Dohn?nyi went largely ignored for most of the 20th century. In recent years, however, musicians have begun to revise their interpretations of 20th century music to include compositional and performance styles that, like Dohn?nyi's, adhered more closely to 19th century aesthetics. Although performers and audiences worldwide ...

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Overview

As a result of both his political reputation—destroyed by false charges of Nazism after World War II—and his rejection of avant-garde techniques, the recordings and compositions of Ernst von Dohnányi went largely ignored for most of the 20th century. In recent years, however, musicians have begun to revise their interpretations of 20th century music to include compositional and performance styles that, like Dohnányi's, adhered more closely to 19th century aesthetics. Although performers and audiences worldwide have started to rediscover his musical legacy, scholarship has not kept pace with their growing interest. This bio-bibliography corrects that. As the first scholarly examination in English of Dohnányi's life and work, it serves as the perfect introduction to an unfairly neglected 20th century artist.

A brief but insightful biography is followed by a list of works that reflects the most current research of Dohnányi's creative output. It includes nearly 200 entries, each of which collects such information as the date of composition, the instrumentation of the work, the publisher of its first edition, the location of the manuscript, and the date and location of its premiere. The discography lists 400 sound recordings of the composer's work, and the annotated bibliography includes 500 entries, emphasizing performance reviews that offer substantial information about Dohnányi's works and style.

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The biography of Hungarian composer Dohn<'a>nyi is followed by a catalogue of his works and performances. These are arranged chronologically and include the date and place where composed, the dedication, movements, first edition, manuscript, literature and recordings. Appendices provide alphabetical and chronological lists of works and an index. Grimes teaches at the Florida State U. School of Music. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313308505
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2001
  • Series: Bio-Bibliographies in Music Series
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES A. GRYMES established and maintains the Ernst von Dohnanyi Collection at Florida State University.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Biography

Works and Performances

Discography

Bibliography

Appendix: Alphabetical Works List

Appendix: Chronological Works List

Appendix: Index to the Discography

Index

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