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Scherchen, Hermann 1891-1966

Works: 1,584 works in 3,129 publications in 8 languages and 21,321 library holdings
Genres: Symphonies  Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Musical settings  Masses  Music  Songs  Excerpts  Suites 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Librettist, Editor, Other, Arranger, Interviewee, Adapter, Translator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Composer, Dedicator
Classifications: M1001, 784.2184
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Handbook of conducting by Hermann Scherchen( Book )

59 editions published between 1933 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Scherchen (1891-1966), the distinguished German conductor, was largely self-taught in music. He played the viola in the Berlin Philharmonic (1907-10) and in 1918 founded the Neue Musikgesellschaft in Berlin. He was an ardent champion of twentieth-century music, especially that of Schoenberg, with whom he toured. From 1928 to 1933 he was in charge of music for the Konigsberg Radio and in 1933 settled in Switzerland and led for six years the Zurich Radio Orchestra. A number of Scherchen's classic recordings from the 1950s and early 1960s are again available, now on compact disc. Handbook of Conducting offers an admirably full and clear analysis of the techniques of conducting. First published in 1933, it is still of immense value to all students of conducting. It will be of interest as well to all musicians and anyone who listens to orchestral music
The nature of music by Hermann Scherchen( Book )

38 editions published between 1940 and 1972 in English and German and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

40 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German conductor Hermann Scherchen (1891-1966) recorded Handel's Messiah twice: his first recording, which is presented (by the way, it was the first uncut release of the work), was made with an English case in September 1953, a second version in stereo was recorded in Vienna during April 1959 with an international cast including Pierrette Alarie, Nan Merriman, Leopold Simoneau and again Richard Standen. The earlier recording is generally regarded as the finer one. Scherchen's unpretentious and transparent sound together with an often unusual choice of tempos was a sensation at the time the recording was released and still convincing today
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

18 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
The art of conducting : legendary conductors of a golden era by Peter R Smith( Visual )

10 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vintage film footage of orchestral performances by some of the great conductors of the world with interviews on their craft by Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink, Yehudi Menuhin [and others]
Erwartung : monodram, op. 17 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 2 in C minor : "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler( )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts of the vocal portions: Urlicht, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Auferstehung by Klopstock
Symphony no. 5 by Gustav Mahler( )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed in 1902, this purely instrumental work followed upon three symphonies that had all included vocal parts. This and the opening trumpet motif, an allusion to the rhythm that begins Beethoven's Fifth have been interpreted as Mahler's return to a more conventional idea of the symphonic genre
Hermann Scherchen by Hermann Scherchen( )

5 editions published in 2003 and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 7 by Anton Bruckner( )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Water music by George Frideric Handel( )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna State Opera Orchestra Hermann Scherchen, conductor
Sheherazade by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

3 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scythian suite ; Lieutenant Kijé by Sergey Prokofiev( )

4 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des Simplicius Simplicissimus Jugend by Karl Amadeus Hartmann( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2001 in Latin and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital Audio Download Includes: 01 I. Introitus: Requiem aeternam / Requiem 02 II. Kyrie eleison / Requiem 03 III. Seqentia - 1. Dies Irae / Requiem 04 III. Seqentia - 2. Tuba mirum / Requiem 05 III. Seqentia - 3. Rex tremendae majestatis / Requiem 06 III. Seqentia - 4. Recordare, Jesu pie / Requiem 07 III. Seqentia - 5. Confutatis maledictis / Requiem 08 III. Seqentia - 6. Lacrimosa dies illa / Requiem 09 IV. Offertorium - 1. Domine Jesu Christe / Requiem 10 IV. Offertorium - 2. Hostias et preces / Requiem 11 V. Sanctus / Requiem 12 VI. Benedictus / Requiem 13 VII. Agnus Dei / Requiem 14 VII. Communio: Lux aeterna / Requiem
Symphony no. 1 ; Symphony no. 10 : Adagio by Gustav Mahler( )

6 editions published in 2001 in 4 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchesterstücke op. 16 : Erwartung op. 17 ; Die glückliche Hand op. 18 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

7 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacific 231 by Arthur Honegger( )

8 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philharmonic symphony orchestra of London Hermann Scherchen, conductor
Sinfonia n. 6 op. 68 : Pastorale by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 1987 and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia n. 5 by Gustav Mahler( )

4 editions published in 1988 and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Handbook of conducting
Alternative Names
Hermann Scherchen

Hermann Scherchen chef d'orchestre allemand

Hermann Scherchen director y arreglista alemán

Hermann Scherchen direttore d'orchestra tedesco

Hermann Scherchen Duits dirigent (1891-1966)

Hermann Scherchen German conductor


Scherchen, H.

Scherchen, Hermann Carl Julius

Scherchen, Hermann Carl Julius 1891-1966

Scherchen, Hermann Karl

Scherchen, Hermann Karl 1891-1966

Шерхен, Герман

הרמן שרכן

שרכן, הרמן

שרכן, הרמן 1891-1966

هرمان شرشن

헤르만 셰르헨

シェルヒェン, ヘルマン



English (138)

German (76)

French (18)

Latin (14)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (3)

Romanian (2)

Germanic (1)