Ernő Dohnányi About

During much of his lifetime, Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960) was considered the pre-eminent Hungarian composer of his day, incorporating elements of his nation’s folk music into traditional forms and genres to produce music of high polish and refinement. Known as Ernst von Dohnányi in German-speaking circles, he stayed in Hungary during World War II, where he did not actively resist the Nazi regime but worked against Nazi policies behind closed doors. After the war, he emigrated to the United States, where he spent the remainder of his life.