Henry Wehrmann was born in New Orleans in 1871 to a music publisher and engraver. He studied violin under several tutors in both New Orleans and Paris, and was regarded as a virtuoso. By the time he was 25, Wehrmann had written over 70 songs and scores for a variety of instruments and voices. He performed violin regularly as both a soloist and as part of quartets. He also played the organ for churches around town and for performances at the French Opera House. Wehrmann taught chamber music and violin at LSU, and he led Tulane’s Glee Club for a number of years. LSU Special Collections houses relevant manuscript collections and musical scores, as well as an image of Wehrmann in the Thomas P. Leathers and family papers (Mss. 1548).
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Music publishers Louisiana.
Opera -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Songs with piano.
Theater -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
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