Scharrer, August, German composer and conductor; b. Strasbourg, Aug. 18, 1866; d. Weiherhof, near Furth, Oct. 24, 1936. After studies in Strasbourg and Berlin, he was a theater conductor in Karlsruhe (1897–98) and Regensburg (1898–1900); from 1914 to 1931 he conducted the Phil. Soc. of Nuremberg. He wrote an opera, Die Erlösung (Strasbourg, Nov. 21, 1895), overtures, chamber music, choruses, and songs.
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