Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Zerrahn, Carl

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ZERRAHN, CARL, an American musical conductor; born in Malchow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, July 28, 1826; came to the United States with the Germania Orchestra in 1848; became musical director of the Handel and Hayden Society of Boston in 1854; was conductor of the Harvard symphony concerts in 1866-1882; and for many years directed the famous annual musical festivals at Worcester, Mass. He edited “The Index,” “The Apograph,” “The Atlas,” “Carl Zerrahn's Selections,” etc. He died in 1909.