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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

BOHRER, WILLIAM, ca. 1830-ca. 1908
MUS 176


William and Max Bohrer fonds.  - 1867-[19-].  - 3 textual records. 

Biographical sketch
William:  A pianist and teacher originally from Germany, he taught piano, singing and theory in both Montréal and Ottawa after 1860 .  In 1882 he founded and became principal of the Montreal School of Music, and was subsequently appointed administrator of the Dominion College of Music.  He composed a few pieces for piano, including Fabiola and Souvenir de Montréal

Max(1860-1942):  Son of William, born in Montréal, Quebec.  He studied piano with his father and played for Anton Rubinstein in 1873 when the latter visited Montréal.  He taught music for almost 57 years, held the position of vice-principal of the Montreal School of Music, and succeeded his father as administrator of the Dominion College of Music. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to Max and William Bohrer's activities as composers:  Sonata in C Minor, a manuscript composition by William Bohrer; Étude de concert for piano and It is but an Autumn Leaflet for voice and piano, manuscript compositions by Max Bohrer. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Helen Kahn in 1987. 

Restrictions:  None. 

Finding aids:  inventory. 



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