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William A. Everett

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300111835

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300111835.001.0001

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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.

Keywords:   Sigmund Romberg, composer, Broadway musical, Maytime, Blossom Time, The Student Prince, The Desert Song, The New Moon

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