Schelling, Ernest

Alternative names
Birth 1876-07-26
Death 1939-12-08

Biographical notes:

Composed originally for string quartet and published by Carl Fischer. This arrangement 1936. First performance Philadelphia, 26 February 1936, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Composers' Laboratory, Isadore Freed conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Tarantella : for chamber orchestra / Ernest Schelling. [1943?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 54616029

American pianist, conductor, and composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [New York], 9 February 1937, to Mrs. Melbert Cary, Jr. [i.e. Mary Flagler Cary], 1937, 9 February. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668839

From the description of Scherzo / adapté de la Suite Fantastique / Ernest Schelling. [1922?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569181

From the description of Autograph letters signed (5), dated : New York, 1916-1939 [and n.d.], to H[arry] H[arkness] Flagler, 1916-1939 [and n.d.], including 1916 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668842

Pianist, conductor, composer.

In 1924 Schelling began giving his children's lectures on the music and instruments of the orchestra. He delivered these at the New York Philharmonic and, between 1935 and 1937, at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

From the description of Young People's Concerts lantern slides and scrapbooks, [ca. 1924-1939] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155513451


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