It is difficult to think of Dohnányi as a contemporary of Kodály and Bártok – his music is so much of the earlier generation of Post-Romantics. He has developed from Brahms, after as Richard Strauss, instead of reacting against these inluences. Apart from his career as a concert pianist – one of the last of the great pianist-composers following the tradition from Liszt to Rachmaninov – he has held a wide variety of professional and administrative positions, ranging from his professor-ship of the Berlin Hochschule, in 1908, through the conductorship of the Budapest Philharmonic. He has served as director of the Budapest Conservatoire, director of the Hungarian Broadcasting Corporation, and, his last post, composer-in-redidence at Florida State University. During this final period, he has appeared all over the world as a pianist, and recorded some basic masterworks of his repertoire.
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