Preliminary Table of Contents: Editor's Preface Introduction Prologue 1877-1894 Chapter 1. 1894-1897 Chapter 2. 1897-1905 Chapter 3. 1905-1919 Chapter 4. 1919-1936 Chapter 5. 1937-1944 Chapter 6. 1944-1946 Chapter 7. 1946-1948 Chapter 8. 1948-1949 Chapter 9. 1949-1953 Epilogue 1954-1960 Appendix A: Selected Correspondence Appendix B: Dohnanyi's Lectures at Ohio University Appendix C: Selected Articles Appendix D: Works List
Ilona von Dohnanyi (1909-1988) was a journalist and historical novelist who also wrote biographies of composers Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Gioacchino Rossini, and Robert and Clara Schumann. Her other books include From Death to Life and Message to Posterity from Ernst von Dohnanyi. James A. Grymes established the Ernst von Dohnanyi Collection at Florida State University. The author of Ernst von Dohnanyi: A Bio-Bibliography, his research has appeared in such journals as Music Library Association Notes and Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae.
"... a rare kind of biography and autobiography: a clear and elegant exposition of fact, as well as a humane portrait of a great piano virtuoso, composer, teacher, and democratic soul, as told to and seen through the eyes of one close to him." - Mark Mitchell "... indispensable for those interested in Dohnanyi's work... " - Times Literary Supplement, April 18 2003