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Romberg, Sigmund

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1951 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Composers

1887 – Born on the 29th of July in Nagykanizsa.

1909 – He moved to the United States and, after a brief stint working in a pencil factory, was employed as a pianist in cafés.

1914 – He eventually founded his own orchestra and published a few songs, which, despite their limited success, brought him to the attention of the Shubert brothers, who hired him to write music for their Broadway theatre shows.

1921 – Romberg’s adaptation of melodies by Franz Schubert for Blossom Time was a great success.

1924 – He subsequently wrote his best-known operettas, The Student Prince.

1926 – The Desert Song.

1928 – The New Moon.

         – He also wrote Rosalie together with George Gershwin.

1945 – His later works, such as Up in Central Park are closer to the American musical in style, but they were less successful.

1951 – Died on the 9th of november in New York City and was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.