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Scherchen, Hermann 1891-1966

Works: 1,361 works in 2,751 publications in 10 languages and 18,152 library holdings
Genres: Music  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Symphonies  Oratorios  Suites  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sacred music  Symphonic poems 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Librettist, Editor, Other, Arranger, Adapter, Creator, Interviewee, Translator, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Dedicator, Composer
Classifications: M1001, 784.2184
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Most widely held works by Hermann Scherchen
Handbook of conducting by Hermann Scherchen( Book )

120 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,557 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 )

25 editions published between 1940 and 1972 in English and German and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 369 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
Symphony no. 2 in C minor : "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler( )

12 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. First & second movements -- disc 2. Third-fifth movements
Erwartung : monodram, op. 17 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Scherchen by Hermann Scherchen( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 5 by Gustav Mahler( )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording of Bruckner's fifth has been published several times by various companies, with many containing questionable sound quality. The present release is sourced from the original tape kept in the archive of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. The tape needed only minimal reworking, as the sound quality is very good. After nearly seventy years, the odyssey of this recording concludes in time to commemorate Wilhelm Furtwangler's 125th Anniversary year
Shéhérazade, etc. by Maurice Ravel( )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shéhérazade de Tristan Klingsor pour voix et orchestre / Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé pour voix et neuf instruments / Chansons madécasses d'Evariste de Parny pour voix et trois instruments / Don Quichotte à Dulcinée de Paul Morand pour voix et orchestre / Cinq mélodies populaires grecques pour voix et orchestre
Water music by George Frideric Handel( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Water music, Suite from "Il pastor fido."
Scythian suite ; Lieutenant Kijé by Sergey Prokofiev( )

4 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des Simplicius Simplicissimus Jugend by Karl Amadeus Hartmann( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2001 in Latin and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Philippot by Michel Philippot( )

2 editions published in 1994 and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1987 and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto in G-Dur für Flöte (Violine) und Orchester by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

44 editions published between 1930 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia n. 5 by Gustav Mahler( )

4 editions published in 1988 and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'arte della fuga by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published in 1988 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Scherchen interpreta Bach Magnificat in re magg. BWV 243 ; Vivaldi Gloria( )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 214 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
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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 1891-1966

Scherchen, Hermann Karl 1891-1966

Шерхен, Герман

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שרכן, הרמן

שרכן, הרמן 1891-1966

هرمان شرشن

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