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Victor Herbert: A Theatrical Life

Neil Gould

Abstract

Victor Herbert is one of the giants of American culture. As a musician, conductor, and, above all, composer, he touched every corner of American musical life at the turn of the century, writing scores of songs, marches, concerti, and other works. But his most enduring legacy is on a different kind of stage, as one of the grandfathers of the modern musical theater. Mining a wealth of sources, this book provides a portrait of Herbert and his world. Born in Dublin in 1859, Herbert arrived in the United States in 1886. From his first job in the orchestra pit of the Metropolitan Opera, Herbert went ... More

Keywords: musical, orchestra, Victor Herbert, music, Ziegfield Follies, Metropolitan Opera

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823228713
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823228713.001.0001

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Neil Gould, author

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