Charles Rudolf Friml (December 7, 1879 – November 12, 1972) was a Czech-born composer of operettas, musicals, songs and piano pieces, as well as a pianist. After musical training and a brief performing career in his native Prague, Friml moved to the United States, where he became a composer. His best-known works are Rose-Marie and The Vagabond King, each of which enjoyed success on Broadway and in London and were adapted for film.
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Birth and Death Data: Born December 2, 1879 (Prague), Died November 12, 1972 (Hollywood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1906 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, piano, director, songwriter
Notes: Name also appears as Rudole Friml.
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 386 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-4027||10-in.||11/7/1906||A garden matinee||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||E-4027||8-in.||1/30/1907||A garden matinee||Victor Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12777||10-in.||1/8/1913||Sympathy||Helen Clark ; Walter Van Brunt||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-12793||12-in.||1/13/1913||Firefly waltzes||Victor Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-12907||12-in.||2/14/1913||When a maid comes knocking at your heart||Olive Kline||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-14531||12-in.||3/3/1914||High jinks||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-14564||10-in.||3/10/1914||Sympathy waltz||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-14811||12-in.||5/8/1914||Gems from High jinks||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-15815||10-in.||3/19/1915||The flame of love||Edna Brown ; James F. Harrison||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-16003||12-in.||5/6/1915||The peasant girl waltz medley||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-16960||10-in.||1/4/1916||Rackety coo||Alice Green||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-18707||12-in.||11/14/1916||Katinka||Victor Military Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-18746||10-in.||11/10/1916||Katinka : Selections||Vessella's Italian Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-18747||10-in.||11/10/1916||Katinka : Selections||Vessella's Italian Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-19097||10-in.||2/19/1917||Allah's holiday||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-19333||10-in.||3/2/1917||You're in love||Lyric Quartet ; Harry Macdonough||Mixed vocal quartet and male vocal soloist, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-19408||10-in.||3/26/1917||You're in love||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-20288||10-in.||8/7/1917||Za tichých nocí||František A. Pangrác||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-22389||12-in.||2/27/1919||Sometime||Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||B-22845||10-in.||5/12/1919||When she gives him a shamrock bloom||John Steel||Male vocal solo, with celeste, piano, and orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-23023||12-in.||6/20/1919||Gems from Sometime||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-23327||10-in.||11/6/1919||'Round the corner||Van Eps Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||B-25338||10-in.||6/7/1921||Giannina mia||Lucy Isabelle Marsh||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-25457||10-in.||7/8/1921||Bring back my blushing rose||Shilking Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with whistling||composer|
|Victor||B-25567||10-in.||9/22/1921||Bring back my blushing rose||John Steel||Male vocal solo, with cello and orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Friml, Rudolf," accessed June 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102891.
Friml, Rudolf. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102891.
"Friml, Rudolf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 June 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Rudolf Friml
Discogs: Rudolf Friml
Allmusic: Rudolf Friml
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Friml, Rudolf, 1879-1972 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80122773
Wikidata: Rudolf Friml - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q48363
MusicBrainz: Rudolf Friml - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/948c23f9-777c-442b-9171-58e193db7a5f
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