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Romberg, Sigmund

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1951 AD, at 64 years of age.

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.


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