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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 148

Samuel Hersenhoren fonds.  - 1923-1976.  - 45 cm of textual records.  - 13 photographs. 

Biographical sketch
Conductor and violinist born in Toronto, Ontario, Samuel Hersenhoren was a member of various orchestras, including that of Geoffrey Waddington, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Symphony Orchestra.  He founded the New World Chamber Orchestra, which he conducted (1932-40) and reformed and expanded in 1947 (it was active until 1951) for a CBC summer program series.  He also founded the Canadian Artists Trio in 1945.  He was the conductor and musical director of many radio and television programs. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records illustrating the musical activities of Samuel Hersenhoren:  scrapbooks of clippings; concert programmes; music manuscripts of music by Percy Faith, Hector Gratton, Eugene Hudson, Joseph Joachim and others; harmony exercises; manuscripts of catalogues of his music library; photographs of Samuel Hersenhoren. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the musician's widow, Jeanie Hersenhoren, in 1984. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  none. 

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