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Christoph von Dohnányi (born 8 September 1929) is a German conductor.
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Dohnányi's older brother is Klaus von Dohnanyi, a German politician and former mayor of Hamburg.
His younger brother Christoph is a conductor.
Dohnányi was born in Berlin, Germany to jurist Hans von Dohnanyi and Christine Bonhoeffer.
He and his wife had three children: Klaus, (mayor of Hamburg from 1981 to 1988), Christoph, (a musical conductor) and Barbara.
At the time of Dohnányi's appointment, he was relatively unknown compared to previous musical directors Lorin Maazel and George Szell, with whom the Cleveland Orchestra "achieved what was probably the highest executant standard of any orchestra in the world" according to music critic Theodore Libbey.
While on tour with the Orchestra in the late 1980s, then-Music Director Christoph von Dohnányi remarked, "We give a great concert, and George Szell gets a great review."
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His grandfather was the pianist and composer Ernő Dohnányi, also known as Ernst von Dohnányi.
Hans, ultimately executed during the final stages of World War II, was the father of German politician Klaus von Dohnányi, and of conductor Christoph von Dohnányi, the former Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra.) Dohnányi and Elsa Kunwald also had a daughter, Greta.
New Philharmonia OrchestraPhilharmoniaPhilharmonia Orchestra
In 1994, Dohnányi became the principal guest conductor of London's Philharmonia Orchestra, and in 1997 their Principal Conductor.
The orchestra's standards remained high throughout the controversial chief conductorship of Giuseppe Sinopoli from 1984 to 1994, and the more orthodox tenure of Christoph von Dohnányi between 1997 and 2008.
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As director of the Frankfurt Opera and with his team including Gerard Mortier (Director of Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels, Salzburg Festival, Opéra de Paris), Peter Mario Katona (Director of Casting at ROH Covent Garden) and Klaus Schultz, Dramaturg in Munich (Bayerische Staatsoper) and Berlin (Philharmonic Orchestra), then General Manager of the Stadttheater Aachen, Nationaltheater Mannheim, and Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, the balance in programming of traditional opera performance and innovative Musiktheater, promoting the idea of Regietheater, established Frankfurt opera as a leading house at that time.
Mortier pursued apprenticeships in opera administration under Christoph von Dohnányi in Frankfurt and Rolf Liebermann in Paris.
Stadttheater LübeckTheatre Lubreck
He was general musical director of the Lübeck Opera from 1957 to 1963, then Germany's youngest GMD.
Prominent conductors that began their careers in Lübeck include Hermann Abendroth, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Christoph von Dohnányi.
ClevelandThe Cleveland OrchestraCleveland Orchestra Chorus
Dohnányi's fame in America stems largely from his relationship with the Cleveland Orchestra that spanned two decades. Michael Stern, music director and lead conductor of the Kansas City Symphony, was assistant conductor to Dohnányi from 1986 to 1991 at the Cleveland Orchestra.
Subsequent Music Directors were Pierre Boulez (Musical Advisor 1970-1972), Lorin Maazel (1972–1982), and Christoph von Dohnányi (1984–2002).
Frankfurt OperaFrankfurtOper Frankfurt
His first position as assistant was at the Frankfurt Opera, appointed by Georg Solti, where he also served as a ballet and opera coach.
orchestre de ParisParisL’Orchestre de Paris
From 1998 to 2000 Dohnányi was also Artistic Advisor of the Orchestre de Paris.
Christoph von Dohnányi served as artistic advisor from 1998 to 2000.
Cologne Radio Symphony OrchestraKölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-OrchesterCologne Radio Symphony
He also served as chief conductor of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne.
Christoph von Dohnányi was the first conductor to serve as the orchestra's principal conductor, from 1964 to 1969.
Dohnányi has been married with the German actress Renate Zillessen, and they had two children, Katja and Justus.
Born in Lübeck, Von Dohnányi is the son of German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi and a member of the well-known Dohnányi family.
Michael SternMichaelIRIS Orchestra
Michael Stern, music director and lead conductor of the Kansas City Symphony, was assistant conductor to Dohnányi from 1986 to 1991 at the Cleveland Orchestra.
In May 1986, only weeks before his graduation from the Curtis Institute, Stern auditioned for and won the job of conducting assistant at The Cleveland Orchestra, where the music director was Christoph von Dohnányi.
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After World War II, Dohnányi studied law in Munich, but in 1948 he transferred to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München to study composition, piano and conducting.
His second wife was the German soprano Anja Silja, with whom he had three children: Julia, Benedikt and Olga.
That first Lady Macbeth, in 1967, was conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi, with whom she had a long relationship, including a marriage that produced three children.
Vienna Court OperaViennaVienna Hofoper
He has been a frequent guest conductor in concert with the Vienna Philharmonic and at the Vienna State Opera.
NDR Symphony OrchestraNDR Sinfonieorchesterorchestra
In 2004, Dohnányi returned to Hamburg, Germany where he maintained a residence for many years, to become chief conductor of the NDR Symphony Orchestra.
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Ax was the soloist in the concerto's premiere on September 25, 1997 in Cleveland, Ohio, with Christoph von Dohnányi conducting The Cleveland Orchestra.
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Conductors she has sung with include Claudio Abbado, Richard Armstrong (conductor), Sylvian Cambreling, Christoph von Dohnányi, Mark Elder, John Fiore, Michael Gielen, Carlo Maria Giulini, Erich Leinsdorf, Raymond Leppard, James Levine, John Pritchard (conductor), Mstislav Rostropovich, Georg Solti, Horst Stein and Christian Thielemann.
Its world premiere was performed in Cleveland by the Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of Christoph von Dohnányi on April 1, 1999.
This association, as well as one with Decca, began under Maazel and continued under his successor Christoph von Dohnányi.
It was first performed in a German translation by Maria Basse-Sporleder in Salzburg on 6 August 1966 conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi.