Victor Herbert

Composer. Born 1 February 1859. Died 26 May 1924
Victor Herbert
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1859-02-01
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Victor Herbert

Victor Herbert Biography (Wikipedia)

Victor August Herbert (February 1, 1859 – May 26, 1924) was an English- and German-raised American composer, cellist and conductor. Although Herbert enjoyed important careers as a cello soloist and conductor, he is best known for composing many successful operettas that premiered on Broadway from the 1890s to World War I. He was also prominent among the tin pan alley composers and was later a founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). A prolific composer, Herbert produced two operas, a cantata, 43 operettas, incidental music to 10 plays, 31 compositions for orchestra, nine band compositions, nine cello compositions, five violin compositions with piano or orchestra, 22 piano compositions and numerous songs, choral compositions and orchestrations of works by other composers, among other music.

In the early 1880s, Herbert began a career as a cellist in Vienna, Austria, and Stuttgart, Germany, during which he began to compose orchestral music. Herbert and his opera singer wife, Therese Förster, moved to the U.S. in 1886 when both were engaged by the Metropolitan Opera. In the U.S., Herbert continued his performing career, while also teaching at the National Conservatory of Music, conducting and composing. His most notable instrumental compositions were his Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 30 (1894), which entered the standard repertoire, and his Auditorium Festival March (1901). He led the Pittsburgh Symphony from 1898 to 1904 and then founded the Victor Herbert Orchestra, which he conducted throughout the rest of his life.

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March of the Toys (from the operetta "Babes in Toyland", 1903)
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March of the Toys (from the operetta "Babes in Toyland", 1903)
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Moonbeams - a serenade from the 1906 operetta 'The Red Mill'
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Moonbeams - a serenade from the 1906 operetta 'The Red Mill'
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March of the Toys (Babes in Toyland)
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March of the Toys (Babes in Toyland)
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Selection from the musical "The Fortune Teller" (1898)
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Selection from the musical "The Fortune Teller" (1898)
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Cello Concerto in D, Op. 8 (ii. Andante)
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Cello Concerto in D, Op. 8 (ii. Andante)
Mark Kosower
2nd Movt from the Cello Concerto No. 1 in D Major
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2nd Movt from the Cello Concerto No. 1 in D Major
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I Want To Be A Prima Donna
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I Want To Be A Prima Donna

I Want To Be A Prima Donna

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Valentina Nafornita & Roger Vignoles
Victor Herbert
American Fantasia
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American Fantasia
Emanuel Bay
A la valse
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A la valse
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Panamericana (Morceau Characteristique (1901)
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Panamericana (Morceau Characteristique (1901)

Panamericana (Morceau Characteristique (1901)

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Eastman-Dryden Orchestra
Music Arranger
Otto Langey
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March Of The Toys
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March Of The Toys
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March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
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March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
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Weaving my Dreams
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Weaving my Dreams

Weaving my Dreams

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James Vaughan
Pretty Yende
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March of the Toys (Babes in Toyland)
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March of the Toys (Babes in Toyland)
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Irish Rhapsody
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Irish Rhapsody
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Serenade Op. 12 – iv Canzonetta
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Serenade Op. 12 – iv Canzonetta
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