Albert Nordheimer

Albert Nordheimer. Music dealer, publisher, piano manufacturer, b Toronto ca 1850-5, d there 2 Dec 1938. Educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, and in Europe, he joined A. & S. Nordheimer music store and publishing firm in 1870 and became managing director and later (1912-27) president.

Nordheimer, Albert

Albert Nordheimer. Music dealer, publisher, piano manufacturer, b Toronto ca 1850-5, d there 2 Dec 1938. Educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, and in Europe, he joined A. & S. Nordheimer music store and publishing firm in 1870 and became managing director and later (1912-27) president. For more than 50 years he chaired the music committee of St James' Cathedral, Toronto, and in 1902 he became Dutch consul-general for Canada. He composed at least nine songs and dances which were published 1895-1916 by his firm. Among them was a setting of Bliss Carman's 'Hunting Song (Tarantara)' (1908).

Albert's son Gerald (b Toronto 2 Jul 1929, d Kelowna BC 19 Jan 2005) was general assistant 1947-57 at Boosey & Hawkes (Canada) and music librarian 1957-73 at CBC Toronto (responsibilities including the CBC Symphony Orchestra), prior to joining the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 1974 as librarian and later personnel and stage manager.

See also Abraham Nordheimer (his father) and Samuel Nordheimer (his uncle).