Christoph von Dohnányi

(b. 1929)

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(b Berlin, 1929).

Ger. conductor. Grandson of Ernö Dohnányi. Ass. cond. to Solti, Frankfurt Opera 1952. Gen. mus. dir. Lübeck 1957–63, Kassel 1963–6, Frankfurt 1968–77, Hamburg 1977–84. Chief cond. W. Ger. Radio SO 1964–70, Cleveland Orch. 1984–2002, Philharmonia Orch. 1997–2008. Salzburg Fest. début 1962; Brit. début 1965 (LPO); CG 1974; Amer. opera début Chicago 1969; NY Met 1972. Cond. f.p. of Henze's Der junge Lord (Berlin 1965). Cond. Der Ring, Vienna 1992–3.

Subjects: Music.

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