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Christoph von Dohnányi (b1929)

Christoph von Dohnányi’s father, Hans, was the son of the great Hungarian musician Ernő von Dohnányi. Hans was one of the most brilliant legal minds of the inter-war years in Germany, and later became one of leading conspirators against Adolf Hitler, creating the Zossen files, a ‘chronicle of shame’ that documented German atrocities as justification for the actions that the conspirators would have to take against the German regime. He was executed at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in 1945, following his arrest in 1943 with his brother-in-law, the distinguished theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose sister Christine was Christoph von Dohnányi’s mother. Prior to World War II Christoph studied the piano, but after it he studied law in Munich for two years, before entering the Munich Academy of Music to study composition, piano and conducting. On graduating in 1951 he was awarded the Richard Strauss Conducting Prize and continued his studies with his grandfather Ernő, who then was professor of piano at Florida State University. Ernő had known many of the leading figures in the international world of music, and during his time in Florida he would entertain the young Dohnányi with anecdotes and insights drawn from his extraordinary career. At the same time Christoph studied with Leonard Bernstein at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood.




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