- Title Pages
- Yale Broadway Masters Advisory Board
Chapter 1Sigmund Romberg: The Man and His Music
Chapter 2Finding a Voice: Operetta, Revue, and Musical Comedy
Chapter 3Staging Nostalgia: The Road to Maytime
Chapter 4Continued Success: The Magic Melody and Blossom Time
Chapter 5Young Love in Old Heidelberg: The Student Prince
Chapter 6Romance and Exoticism in North Africa: The Desert Song
Chapter 7Exploring New Possibilities: From Cherry Blossoms to The New Moon
Chapter 8Emulating the Past: Later Stage Works
Chapter 9Romberg in Hollywood
Chapter 10Building a Legacy
- Epilogue: Romberg's Influence on the American Musical Theater
Appendix A: Work List
Appendix B: Broadcasts of the Railroad Hour Featuring Operettas by Romberg
Appendix C: Selected Discography
- Selected Bibliography
- (p.1) Prologue
- Sigmund Romberg
William A. Everett
- Yale University Press
This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the life and career of Hungarian-born composer Sigmund Romberg. This volume examines the reasons why Romberg has been ignored by the ever-growing body of scholarship on the Broadway musical and highlights some of his accomplishments. It explains that Romberg composed some of the classic Broadway songs of the early twentieth century. These include Maytime, Blossom Time, The Student Prince,The Desert Song, and The New Moon.
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