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Victor Herbert

Victor August Herbert (February 1, 1859May 26, 1924) was a popular composer of light opera, and an accomplished cellist and conductor. He was a founder of th American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Image File history File links Description: Victor Herbert Size: 246 &times 309 pixels Source: What We Hear in Music, Anne S. Faulkner, Victor Talking Machine Co. ... Image File history File links Description: Victor Herbert Size: 246 &times 309 pixels Source: What We Hear in Music, Anne S. Faulkner, Victor Talking Machine Co. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Comic opera, or light opera, denotes a sung dramatic work of a light or comic nature, usually with a happy ending. ... Alternate meaning: Cello web browser A cropped image to show the relative size of a cello to a human (Uncropped Version) The cello (also violoncello or cello) is a stringed instrument and part of the violin family. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects copyright, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ...

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Biography

Herbert was born in Dublin, Ireland, and at age three and a half, shortly after the death of his father, moved to live with his playwright grandfather, where he received encouragement in his creative endeavours. However, after his mother remarried a physician, his music was put on hold until a relatively late age. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ...


Early career

Herbert received his early musical training in Europe at the Stuttgart Conservatory, where he developed into an outstanding cellist. He played cello in the orchestra of Johann Strauss in Vienna. He came to the United States in 1886 when his wife, soprano Therese Förster, was engaged by the Metropolitan Opera Company. He played cello in the Met orchestra. Madame Herbert-Förster sang the title role in the Met's first production of Verdi's Aida. City Center seen from Weinsteige Road Stuttgart Palace Square - New Palace Solitude Palace The 1956 TV Tower U.S. Army Kelley Barracks Stuttgart [], located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of 591,528 (as of April 2006) in the city... The violoncello, almost always abbreviated to cello, or cello (the c is pronounced as the ch in cheese), is a bowed stringed instrument, the lowest-sounding member of the violin family. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Johann Strauss II The Waltz King coming to life in the Stadtpark, Vienna Johann Strauss II (in German: Johann Strauß (Sohn), Johann Strauss (son); in English also Johann Strauss the Younger, Johann Strauss Jr. ... “Wien” redirects here. ... The Metropolitan Opera is located at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. ... Giuseppe Verdi Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (either October 9 or 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. ... AIDA is an acronym used in marketing that describes a common list of events that are very often undergone when a person is selling a product or service: A - Attention (Awareness): attract the attention of the customer. ...


Conductor

In 1892, Victor Herbert exhibited another side of his musical life when he became conductor of the 22nd Regimental Band of the New York National Guard, succeeding the great Patrick Gilmore; the following year he took over leadership of Gilmore’s civilian band following Gilmore’s death. Herbert conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony from 1898 until 1902, building that orchestra into a major American ensemble, with tours to major cities, including New York and Chicago, where his Auditorium Festival March celebrated the twelfth anniversary of Chicago's Auditorium Theatre in 1901, designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. Six years later, Herbert founded the Victor Herbert Orchestra and conducted programs of light orchestral music on tours and at summer resorts for many years. Seal of the National Guard Bureau Seal of the Army National Guard Seal of the Air National Guard Seal of the National Guard Missile Defense The United States National Guard is a component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air... Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore (1829-1892), Union Army bandmaster during the Civil War, wrote the lyrics to the song When Johnny Comes Marching Home. ... The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of the major orchestras in the United States. ... The Auditorium Building The Auditorium Building in Chicago, Illinois is one of the best-known designs of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. ... Louis Sullivan Louis Henry (Henri) Sullivan (September 3, 1856–April 14, 1924) was an American architect, called the father of modernism. He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School, and was a mentor to Frank Lloyd... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the worlds most prominent and influential architects. ...


Composer

Among other works, Herbert composed two operas, Natoma and Madeleine, one cantata, 43 operettas, incidental music to 10 stage productions of others including several of the Ziegfeld Follies, 31 compositions for orchestra including the Auditorium Festival March (1901), nine band compositions, nine cello compositions and five violin compositions with piano or orchestra, 22 piano compositions, one flute and clarinet duet with orchestra, 54 songs not including those from other works, 12 choral compositions, and numerous orchestrations of works by other composers. Natoma is a 1911 opera with music by Victor Herbert, famous for his operettas, and libretto by Joseph D. Redding. ... The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931. ...


In 1894, Herbert composed the first of his operettas, Prince Ananias, and it was soon followed by The Serenade and The Fortune Teller. Starting in 1903, Babes in Toyland, Mlle. Modiste, The Red Mill, Naughty Marietta, and other successes made him one of the best-known figures in American music. He finally realized his long-standing intention to compose an Irish operetta, Eileen, produced in 1917. Herbert's last operetta was Dream Girl in 1924. His most successful operettas include: Operetta (literally, little opera) is a performance art-form similar to opera, though it generally deals with less serious topics. ... Prince Ananias is an operetta written by Victor Herbert. ... The Serenade is an operetta with music and lyrics by Victor Herbert, and book by Harry B. Smith. ... The Fortune Teller is an operetta written by Victor Herbert, libretto by Harry B. Smith . ... Babes in Toyland is a 1903 operetta by Victor Herbert, which wove together various characters from Mother Goose nursery rhymes into a musical — mainly because librettist Glen MacDonough wanted to cash in on the Wizard of Oz phenomena sweeping Broadway that year. ... Mlle. ... The Red Mill is an operetta written by Victor Herbert, with a libretto by Henry Blossom. ... Naughty Marietta is a musical comedy, with libretto by Rida Johnson Young and music by Victor Herbert, which opened on Broadway on November 7, 1910: one of its best-known songs is Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life. ...

  • Naughty Marietta (1910)
  • The Enchantress (1911)
  • Princess Pat (1915)
  • Eileen (aka The Hearts of Erin) (1917)
  • Angel Face (1919)
  • Orange Blossoms (1921)
  • The Dream Girl (1924)

Herbert's operettas are still performed and recorded today by light opera companies, as well as occasionally by the larger opera companies. Prince Ananias is an operetta written by Victor Herbert. ... The Serenade is an operetta with music and lyrics by Victor Herbert, and book by Harry B. Smith. ... The Fortune Teller is an operetta written by Victor Herbert, libretto by Harry B. Smith . ... Babes in Toyland is a 1903 operetta by Victor Herbert, which wove together various characters from Mother Goose nursery rhymes into a musical — mainly because librettist Glen MacDonough wanted to cash in on the Wizard of Oz phenomena sweeping Broadway that year. ... Mlle. ... The Red Mill is an operetta written by Victor Herbert, with a libretto by Henry Blossom. ... Naughty Marietta is a musical comedy, with libretto by Rida Johnson Young and music by Victor Herbert, which opened on Broadway on November 7, 1910: one of its best-known songs is Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life. ... The Princess Pat is an operetta with music by Victor Herbert and book and lyrics by Henry Blossom. ...


Herbert's first opera Natoma debuted in Philadelphia on February 25, 1911 and in New York on Feburary 28, 1911. It starred Mary Garden in the title role and the young Irish tenor John McCormack in his opera debut, creating the role of the American seaman, Paul. His short opera Madeleine was produced at the Metropolitan Opera in 1914. Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Mary Garden (February 20, 1874 - January 3, 1967) was a popular operatic soprano in the first third of the 20th century. ... John McCormack John McCormack (14 June 1884 - 16 September 1945), was a world-famous Irish-American tenor in the fields of opera and popular music, and renowned for his flawless diction and superb breath control. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Józef Hofmann, November 28, 1937. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Herbert's 1894 Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor, op. 30 is featured on a recent Yo-Yo Ma recording with Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic, adding weight to Herbert's reputation as an under appreciated composer of his era. An early rare recording with Bernard Greenhouse and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Max Schoenherr displays a warm cello sound and a virtuoso technique produced by one of the greatest American cellists of the twentieth century. Antonín Dvořák claimed to have been inspired to write his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 104 (1894-1895) after hearing this concerto. This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma Yo-Yo Ma (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (b. ... Kurt Masur Conducting Mendelssohns Scottish Symphony Kurt Masur (born July 18, 1927) is a German conductor. ... The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active symphony orchestra in the United States, organized during 1842. ... Bernard Greenhouse (born 1916) is a well-known cellist and one of the founding members of the Beaux Arts Trio. ... Categories: Musical group stubs | Austrian orchestras ... Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( ; September 8, 1841–May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer of Romantic music, who employed the idioms and melodies of the folk music of his native Bohemia in symphonic and chamber music. ... Antonín Dvořáks Cello Concerto in B minor, Opus 104 is one of the most well-known cello concerti. ...


ASCAP

In the early years of the twentieth century, Herbert championed the right of composers to profit from their work and worked closely with John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin, and others in founding, on February 13, 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the organization that even today protects the rights of creative musicians. Herbert served as the organization's vice president for a decade. Portrait of John Philip Sousa taken in 1900 John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932) was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era known particularly for American military marches. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects copyright, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ...


Bibliography

  • Kaye, Joseph (1931). Victor Herbert: The Biography of America's Greatest Composer of Romantic Music. New York: G. Howard Watt. OCLC 871263. 
  • Purdy, Claire Lee (1944). Victor Herbert: American Music Master. New York: Julian Messner, Inc.. OCLC 3898217. 
  • Waters, Edward N. (1955). Victor Herbert: A Life in Music. New York: Macmillan. OCLC 1293405. 
  • Herbert, Victor (1927). Victor Herbert Song Album, Vol. 1, New York: M. Witmark & Sons. OCLC 8022756. 
  • Herbert, Victor (1938). Victor Herbert Song Album, Vol. 2, New York: M. Witmark & Sons. OCLC 38229555. 
  • Herbert, Victor (1976). The Music of Victor Herbert. New York: Warner Bros. Publications. OCLC 3551867. 

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Recent recordings

  • The Music of Victor Herbert recorded by Beverly Sills, soprano, and Andre Kostelanetz, conducting, on Angel records SFO-37160 (1976)
  • Victor Herbert Eileen Romantic Comic Opera in Three Acts (1917) recorded in 1998 by the Ohio Light Opera, James Stewart, Artistic Director; Newport Classic, (NPD 85615/2)
  • Victor Herbert: Beloved Songs and Classic Miniatures (1999) recorded by Virginia Croskery, soprano, and Keith Brion, conducting the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra on the Naxos CD 8.559.26
  • The Red Mill: Romantic Opera in Two Acts by Victor Herbert recorded in 2001 by Ohio Light Opera; L. Lynn Thompson, Conductor; Steven Daigle, Artistic Director; Albany Records (Troy 492/493).

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See also

The Ohio Light Opera was founded as a cultural and educational endeavor by the College of Wooster in 1979 and is the only professional company in the United States entirely devoted to operetta. ... Light Opera of Manhattan was an Off-Broadway repertory theatre company that produced light operas, principally the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, 52 weeks per year, in New York City between 1968 and 1989. ...

References

  • Ganzl, Kurt. The Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre (3 Volumes). New York: Schirmer Books, 2001.
  • Traubner, Richard. Operetta: A Theatrical History. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1983
  • Bordman, Gerald. American Operetta. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.

External links

  • Chronological description of Herbert's compositions by genre
  • Edwardian light opera site
  • Sweet Sixteen, piano score, .PDF
  • [1] Vocal score for Madeleine: a lyric opera in one act / adapted from the French of Decourcelles & Thibaut by Grant Stewart ; music by Victor Herbert.
  • [2] Vocal score for Hearts of Erin: a romantic comic opera / book and lyrics by Henry Blossom ; music by Victor Herbert.
  • Victor Herbert fansite. Contains extensive discography
  • Herbert profile
  • Contains extensive bibliography

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