Scherchen, Hermann, 1891-1966

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Music for radio / A. Copland. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. Autograph letter signed, dated : Mödling bei Wien, 14 March 1929, to Herr [Hermann] Scherchen, 1929 Mar. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris Oct. 31 1925, to Herr [Hermann] Scherchen, 1925 Oct. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hauer, Josef Matthias, 1883-1959. Autograph letter signed, dated : Vienna Sept. 3 1927, to [Hermann Scherchen], 1927 Sept. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Scherchen, Hermann, 1891-1966. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Leipzig?] Jan. 15 1921, to Herr Dünnebeil [at Breitkopf & Härtel], 1921 Jan. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Symphonie n ° 3 op. 90 en fa majeur [Multimédia multisupport] / Johannes Brahms, comp. ; RTSI orchestra ; Hermann Scherchen, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Jan Peerce collection of sound recordings, 1932-1983 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn The Paul Bekker Papers, 1883-1937 (bulk) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Pfitzner, Hans Erich, 1869-1949. Autograph postcard signed, dated : Strasbourg, 9 September 1918, to Hermann Scherchen in Berlin, 1918 Sept. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hába, Alois, 1893-1973. Autograph letter signed, dated : Prague Dec. 11 1930, to Hermann [Scherchen], 1930 Dec. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ramin, Günther, 1898-1956. Autograph letter signed, dated : Leipzig, 23 February 1929, to [Hermann] Scherchen, 1929 Feb. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Marx, Karl, 1897-1985. Autograph letter signed, dated : Munich, 26 July 1929, to Herr [Hermann] Scherchen, 1929 July 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Vogel, Wladimir, 1896-1984. Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 9 October 1930, to [Hermann] Scherchen, 1930 Oct. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Symphony n °5 Op. 67 [Multimédia multisupport] / Beethoven, comp. ; RTSI Orchestra ; Hermann Scherchen, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. Autograph letters signed (10), dated : Leoben, Mürzzuschlag, Mödling bei Wien [and n.p.], 1915-1924, to Herr [Alexander] von Zemlinsky, 1915 Nov. 7 and 1922 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Berlin, 15 May and 26 June 1923, to [Hermann] Scherchen, 1923 May 15 and June 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Quincy Porter Papers, 1897-1975 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. The Quincy Porter papers, 1897-1975 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Symphonie n ° 3 op. 90 en fa majeur [Multimédia multisupport] / Johannes Brahms, comp. ; RTSI orchestra ; Hermann Scherchen, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Teatro alla Scala business letters and contracts, 1920-1942 (bulk), 1917-1973 (inclusive). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. The Quincy Porter papers, 1897-1975 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Schreker, Franz, 1878-1934. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Berlin] Jan. 25 1929, to [Hermann] Scherchen, 1929 Jan. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Veprik, Alexander Moiseyevich, 1899-1958. Autograph letter signed, dated : Moscow, 8 March 1929, to Herr [Hermann] Scherchen, 1929 Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924. Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 8 March 1924, to a Herr Präsident, 1924 Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Toch, Ernst, 1887-1964. Autograph letter signed, dated : Vienna, 10 November 1927, to Herr [Hermann] Scherchen, 1927 Nov. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lendvai, Erwin, 1882-1949. Autograph letter signed, dated : Dudweiler Oct. 14 1930, to [Herr Dünnebeil at Breitkopf & Härtel?], 1930 Oct. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Furtwängler, Wilhelm, 1886-1954. Autograph letter signed, dated : Baden-Baden, 9 May [1929], to [Hermann] Scherchen, 1929 May 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1964 October 30. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Edward and Clara Steuermann Collection, 1922-1981, (bulk 1930-1980) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Herrmann, Hugo, 1896-1967. Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin July 31 1929, to [Hermann] Scherchen, 1929 July 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Symphony n °5 Op. 67 [Multimédia multisupport] / Beethoven, comp. ; RTSI Orchestra ; Hermann Scherchen, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963. Autograph letter signed, dated : Melchthal Sept. 13 1926, to Hermann Scherchen, 1926 Sept. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Thomas, Kurt, 1904-1973. Autograph letter signed : Selva, Val Gadena, [n.d., 1930's?], to Herr [Hermann] Scherchen, [n.d., 1930's]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. The Paul Bekker papers, 1883-1937 (bulk). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Marya Freund papers relating to Arnold Schoenberg, (bulk 1912-1937), 1912-1966 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Scherchen, Hermann, 1891-1966. Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1933-1937. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Freund, Marya, 1876-1966. Collection of papers relating to Arnold Schoenberg, 1912-1966 (bulk 1912-1937). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. Autograph letters signed (3) and autograph postal card signed, dated : Mödling, 13 and 16 August 1924 and 15 and 23 September 1929, to Clara Kwartin, 1924 Aug. 13 and 1929 Sept. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995,. Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, Oct. 25, 1976 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Schnabel, Artur, 1882-1951. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Berlin] June 13 1929, to Herr [Hermann] Scherchen, 1929 June 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. The Paul Bekker papers, 1839-1981 (inclusive) Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
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associatedWith Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. person
associatedWith Breitkopf & Härtel, corporateBody
associatedWith Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924. person
associatedWith Cohen, Harriet. person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. person
associatedWith Dent, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Freund, Marya, 1876-1966. person
associatedWith Furtwängler, Wilhelm, 1886-1954. person
associatedWith Gimpel, Bronislav, 1911-1979. person
associatedWith Hába, Alois, 1893-1973. person
associatedWith Hauer, Josef Matthias, 1883-1959. person
associatedWith Herrmann, Hugo, 1896-1967. person
associatedWith Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963. person
associatedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995, person
associatedWith Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991. person
associatedWith Lendvai, Erwin, 1882-1949. person
associatedWith Liebermann, Rolf, 1910-1999. person
associatedWith Marx, Karl, 1897-1985. person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith Nikisch, Arthur, 1855-1922. person
associatedWith Peerce, Jan, 1904-1984 person
associatedWith Pfitzner, Hans Erich, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966. person
associatedWith Ramin, Günther, 1898-1956. person
associatedWith Reich, Willi, 1898-1980. person
associatedWith Schnabel, Artur, 1882-1951. person
associatedWith Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. person
associatedWith Schreker, Franz, 1878-1934. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
correspondedWith Steuermann, Edward person
associatedWith Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. person
correspondedWith Teatro alla Scala. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, Kurt, 1904-1973. person
associatedWith Toch, Ernst, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith Veprik, Alexander Moiseyevich, 1899-1958. person
associatedWith Vogel, Wladimir, 1896-1984. person
associatedWith Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. person
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Birth 1891-06-21

Death 1966-06-12

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