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Sigmund Romberg
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Sigmund Romberg

William A. Everett

Abstract

Hungarian-born composer Sigmund Romberg (1887–1951) arrived in America in 1909 and within eight years had achieved his first hit musical on Broadway. This early success was soon followed by others, and in the 1920s his popularity in musical theater was unsurpassed. This book offers the first detailed study of the gifted operetta composer, examining Romberg's key works and musical accomplishments and demonstrating his lasting importance in the history of American musicals. Romberg composed nearly sixty works for musical theater as well as music for revues, for musical comedies, and, later in li ... More

Keywords: Broadway, musical theater, American operetta, American musicals, revues, musical comedies, films, Oscar Hammerstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780300111835
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300111835.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William A. Everett, author