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Christoph von Dohnanyi

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Category: Music - Classical
Reference No: 7279
Status: Available
Price: £15.00
  Christoph von Dohnanyi

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German conductor of Hungarian ancestry.

Dohnányi’s father, uncle and other family members participated in the German Resistance movement against Nazism and were arrested and detained in several concentration camps before being executed in 1945, when Christoph was 15 years old.

After the war, Dohnányi initially studied law but in 1948 switched to composition, piano and conducting.

His enduring fame comes largely from a relationship with the Cleveland Orchestra that spanned two decades. He made his conducting debut with the orchestra in December 1981 and when he retired in 2002 was named the first ever "Music Director Laureate of the Cleveland Orchestra".

This is a very fine colour Decca publicity photograph (8.25" x 5.75"), boldly signed in black ink to the lower white border,. In excellent condition.