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Rudolf Friml

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.

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 226-250 of 385 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh 73871 10-in. Dec. 1925 Song of the vagabonds Casa Lopez Orchestra ; Vincent Lopez Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W81241 10-in. 8/17/1927 Indian love call Sigmund Krumgold Organ solo composer  
OKeh W81261 10-in. 8/23/1927 Indian love call Major Bowes' Capitol Theatre Trio Instrumental trio composer  
OKeh W401978 10-in. 5/24/1929 Allah's holiday Carolina Club Orchestra [Hal Kemp Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio composer  
OKeh W403870 10-in. 3/21/1930 Only a rose Dr. Eugene Ormandy's Salon Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick [13863a] 10/1/1924 Rose Marie Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 6027-6029 10-in. approximately July 1921 Bring back my blushing rose Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 7258-7260 10-in. approximately Jan. 1922 Cutie Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 11631-11633 10-in. 10/16/1923 Chansonette Oriole Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 12267-12269 10-in. 1/11/1924 Chansonette Marie Tiffany Female vocal solo, with orchestra and violin obbligato composer  
Brunswick 12506-12508 10-in. 2/11/1924 Chansonette Marie Tiffany Female vocal solo, with orchestra and violin obbligato composer  
Brunswick 13897-13899 10-in. 10/9/1924 Rose-Marie Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 14194-14198 10-in. 11/12/1924 Rose-Marie John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 14217-14218 10-in. 11/15/1924 Rose-Marie John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 14393-14395 10-in. 12/5/1924 Indian love call Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 14396-14398 10-in. 12/5/1924 Indian love call Virginia Rea Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 14486½-14488 10-in. 12/15/1924 Rose Marie John Charles Thomas Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 14489-14491 10-in. 12/15/1924 Gianinna mia Virginia Rea Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 14577-14578 10-in. 1/6/1925 Gianinna mia Virginia Rea Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 14698-14701 10-in. 1/16/1925 Indian love call Isham Jones Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E28412 10-in. 9/21/1928 Indian love call Florence Easton Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E29295 10-in. 2/16/1929 Allah’s holiday Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E29714 10-in. Apr. 1929 The vagabond king waltz Jessica Dragonette Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick E29956 10-in. May 1929 Love everlasting Brunswick Salon Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E30085 10-in. June 1929 L’amour—toujours—l’amour Jessica Dragonette Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 226-250 of 385 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Friml, Rudolf," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102891.

Friml, Rudolf. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102891.

"Friml, Rudolf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102891

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