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MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
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Price: $75.00

MINT CONDITION

 Autographed Fayer of Vienna postcard photograph in fountain pen. The verso is date stamped September 24, 1964.

Dohnanyi (1929 -     ) still with us at 91 years of age has had a storied career in music.  The Grandson of the Hungarian pianist-composer Ernö v. Dohnanyi.  Whilst the family came from a well known family of Hungarian politicians, clergy and jurists, several along the way have taken the musical route instead.   After attending law school and then making a change to music and graduating from the Munich Hochschule with the Richard Strauss Prize in conducting and composition, he went to the University of Tallahassee (Florida State University today) to study with his grandfather.  Before returning to Germany he studied conducting for a Summer at Tanglewood with Charles Munch.  Fellow “Hungarian” Georg Solti who was Kapellmeister of the Frankfurt A. M. Opera hired him as his assistant and as a repetiteur in 1952 which eventually lead to a conducting position there.  When the Lübeck Generalmusikdirektor position opened up in 1957 Solti recommended him for the job where he stayed until 1963, taking a similar position in Kässel.  In 1964 he was named Chief Conductor of the Cologne Radio Symphony which he held along with the Kässel position until 1966 remaining with with Cologne until 1970.  In 1968 he was named Kapellmeister of the Frankfurt A. M. Opera which he held with the Cologne position for two years and then was solely with Frankfurt until 1977 when he was named Superintendant of the Hamburg Staatsoper, a position he held until 1984.  In 1981, Dohnanyi conducted a guest performance with the Cleveland Orchestra which led to an offer the following year to follow Lorin Maazel as Music Director of that orchestra which he accepted, but did not assume until 1984 when his Hamburg contract expired. In addition to his conducting skills, Dohnanyi came with tight connections with the recording industry, Teldec, Telarc and Decca-London, so it was expected he would expand Cleveland’s recorded legacy.  After an 18 year artistic collaboration, he left Cleveland when his contract expired in 2002 and was given the title Laureate.  He also held the post of the Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London from 1997 until he resigned that post in 2008. He also held the post of Chief Conductor of the NDR Symphony in Hamburg from 2004 until 2010.  Since that time he has been a guest conductor performing with the Berlin Philharmonic, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Staatoper, Orchestre de Paris, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and The Los Angeles Philharmonic among others.

CHRISTOPH V. DOHNANYI - CONDUCTOR
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