Scherchen, Hermann, 1891-1966

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Birth 1891-06-21
Death 1966-06-12
Germans

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German conductor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Leipzig?] Jan. 15 1921, to Herr Dünnebeil [at Breitkopf & Härtel], 1921 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668850

Scherchen left Germany in 1933 in voluntary protest of the new Nazi regime. Later that year he organized what he termed a musical workshop (Arbeitstagung) in Strassburg, intended especially for young musicians, and with the additional intention of providing a forum for performance of music spurned by the Nazis. Vogel, Dent, Reich, Gimpel, Cohen and Hába were all apparently participants in that event. Liebermann had studied under Scherchen and worked for a time as his secretary.

From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1933-1937. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864346

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