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Scherchen, Hermann 1891-1966

Works: 1,430 works in 2,845 publications in 8 languages and 20,587 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, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, 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 1,353 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 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eleven-year-old girl tells about her efforts to end sex discrimination in choosing classes at school and her fight to have a paper route
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

35 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 442 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( )

14 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 407 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 )

9 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rehearsal and performance footage presenting the work of six conductors: Sergiu Celibidache, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Erich Kleiber, Willem Mengelberg, Evgeny Mravinsky, and Charles Munch. Archival footage is complemented by first-hand recollections of these conductors by people who knew them. Also includes rare film clips of Herbert von Karajan, Hermann Scherchen, André Cluytens, and Václav Talich
Erwartung : monodram, op. 17 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 319 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 300 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 1953 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 279 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 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 7 by Gustav Mahler( )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mariss Jansons's international reputation as a Mahler conductor is indisputable. During his tenure as chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Jansons did not record a full cycle of Mahler symphonies. With this new 2016 recording that project is now nearing completion. Mahler himself led the Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Dutch premiere of the Seventh in October 1909. How must the audience in the Main Hall have reacted to this whimsical work with its night-time atmosphere and eerie sounds? Although this vast symphony, featuring a number of unconventional instruments like the mandolin and guitar, did not catch on right away, it would slowly but surely win the hearts of music lovers everywhere
Water music by George Frideric Handel( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna State Opera Orchestra Hermann Scherchen, conductor
Sheherazade by Sergiu Celibidache( )

2 editions published in 2001 and held by 255 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 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des Simplicius Simplicissimus Jugend by Karl Amadeus Hartmann( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2001 in Latin and held by 247 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
Orchesterstücke op. 16 : Erwartung op. 17 ; Die glückliche Hand op. 18 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

6 editions published in 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 1 ; Symphony no. 10 : Adagio by Gustav Mahler( )

5 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacific 231 by Arthur Honegger( )

8 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philharmonic symphony orchestra of London Hermann Scherchen, conductor
Pacific 231 and other orchestral works by Arthur Honegger( Recording )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia n. 6 op. 68 : Pastorale by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 1987 and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Handbook of conducting
Alternative Names
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 (134)

German (76)

Latin (14)

Chinese (3)

Spanish (3)

Romanian (2)

French (1)

Germanic (1)