Ernst von Dohnányi Music Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of recordings, manuscripts, correspondence, concert programs, and photographs created and acquired by the Hungarian composer Ernst von Dohnányi.
- Dohnanyi, Ernst Von (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is currently in process. Portions of this collection are open to all researchers. Users may access this collection by making an appointment with the Music Special Collections staff at AMLSpec@fsu.edu.
Biographical / Historical
Ernst von Dohnányi (in Hungarian, Dohnányi Ernő) taught piano and composition at FSU from 1949 until his death in 1960. Born in 1877 in what is now Bratislava, Hungary, Dohnányi found early musical success with both his compositions and his exceptional work as a pianist. His first serious composition, his Piano Quintet in C, op. 1 was highly praised by Brahms. By the time he came to FSU in 1949, he had an international reputation without peer. He was described by the Miami Herald (7/27/1958) as the "last surviving representative of the romantic age of Brahms, Schumann and Wagner."
1 Linear Feet : manuscript or facsimile scores and sketches
2 binders : Concert programs (1900-1960)
2 binders : Correspondence (1948-1960)
3 binders : Documents (1897-1960)
1 binders : Photographs
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Much of the Dohnányi collection that formerly resided at FSU, as cataloged in Jay Grymes's Ernst von Dohnányi: a Bio-Bibliography (ML134 .D55 G79 2001), was owned by Dohnányi's heir and was held by FSU on indefinite loan. In October 2015 the Hungarian National Museum acquired this portion of the collection.
- Composer Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Florida State University--Faculty Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Musicians--Correspondence. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Scores Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ernst von Dohnányi Collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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