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musician

Hermann Scherchen, musician. Member Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1906-1911.

Background

Scherchen, Hermann was born on June 21, 1891 in Berlin, Germany. Son of Carl Hermann and Berta (Burke) Scherchen.

Education

Doctor Honoris Causa, U. Koenigsberg (Germany), 1928. Autodidact/professor, U. Santiago (Chile), 1949.

Career

Member Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1906-1911. With Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Kammersinfonie, Berlin, 1911-1914. Conductor in Russia, later civil prisoner, 1914-1919.

Conductor in Berlin, 1919-1922, in Frankfurt, 1922-1926, over German radio, 1926-1928. General music director, Koenigsberg, 1928-1930. Chief Musikkollegium, Winterthur, Switzerland, 1944-1950.

Musical director Radio Beromuenster, Gravesand, Switzerland, since 1954, Westminster Records, since 1950, Fondation of Gravesano Electroacoustical Experimentals Studios, Switzerland, since 1954. Conductor Loata Theatre, Milan, also Philadelphia Orchestra, 1964. Author: Hand-book of Conducting, 1928.

Vom Wesen der Musik (The Nature of Music in the United States), 1949. Musik fuer Jedermann, 1950. Editor: Gravesano(Tessin) Switzerland.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Hand-book of Conducting, 1928. Vom Wesen der Musik (The Nature of Music in the United States), 1949. Musik fuer Jedermann, 1950.

      Editor: Gravesano(Tessin) Switzerland.

Membership

Member Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1906-1911.

Connections

Married Pia Andronescu, September 1954. Children: Myriam, David, Esther, Nathan, Alexandra.

father:
Carl Hermann Scherchen

mother:
Berta (Burke) Scherchen

spouse:
Pia Andronescu

children:
Myriam Scherchen

David Scherchen

Esther Scherchen

Nathan Scherchen

Alexandra Scherchen