Victor Herbert

Victor Herbert

Victor HerbertVictor August Herbert (February 1, 1859 – May 26, 1924) was an Irish-born, 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.

Herbert began to compose operettas in 1894, producing several successes, including The Serenade (1897) and The Fortune Teller (1898). Even more successful were some of the operettas that he wrote after the turn of the 20th century: Babes in Toyland (1903), Mlle. Modiste (1905), The Red Mill (1906), Naughty Marietta (1910), Sweethearts (1913) and Eileen (1917). After World War I, with the change of popular musical tastes, Herbert began to compose musicals and contributed music to other composers' shows. While some of these were well-received, he never again achieved the level of success that he had enjoyed with his most popular operettas.

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The Fortune Teller fillrinehardt (6)
1725d ago
54 Drum, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Bass, Trombone Book
Art Is Calling For Me kristamonique (3)
1951d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Original
Waltzes from The Singing Girl ecabrera2 (2)
2950d ago
9 Piano Original
Operetta - Herbert - Eileen - When love Awakes - High Voice - in C DivoCarl (281)
2987d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Original
Operetta - Herbert - Eileen - Thine Alone - (Duet) for Soprano & Tenor High Voice - in Gb DivoCarl (281)
2987d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Original
Operetta - Herbert - Rose of Algeria - Rose of the World - for Tenor - in C DivoCarl (281)
2987d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Original
When love awakes orpheus (66)
2988d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Original
This time it's love orpheus (66)
2988d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Original
Art Is Calling For Me (Last Page) jdoolittle (21)
3025d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Art Is Calling For Me jdoolittle (21)
3025d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Art Is Calling For Me jdoolittle (21)
3025d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Art Is Calling For Me jdoolittle (21)
3025d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Art Is Calling For Me (Page 2) jdoolittle (21)
3025d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Art Is Calling For Me jdoolittle (21)
3025d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Lullaby orpheus (66)
3037d ago
4 Vocal Original
Ah! Cupid marco91pl (27)
3060d ago
20 Drum, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Horn, Bass Original
Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life russelldominic (19)
3068d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Book
Art Is Calling For Me Drelnis (19)
3082d ago
5 Piano, Vocal Original
LEncore rorypat (32)
3092d ago
4 Clarinet Original
Thine Alone ecooksoprano (5)
3105d ago
4 Piano Original