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 151-175 of 385 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-Test-419||10-in.||6/5/1929||Indian love call||Max Steindel Trio||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Victor||BVE-Test-460||10-in.||10/21/1930||Giannina mia||Jean Tennyson||Soprano vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BS-T-1152||10-in.||10/7/1932||Ma belle [from The three musketeers]||Phillys Lorner||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1916-01-20-03]||Not documented||1/20/1916||Your photo||Adele Rowland||Female vocal solo, with piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||[Trial 1916-01-20-04]||Not documented||1/20/1916||I want to marry a male quartet||Adele Rowland||Female vocal solo, with male vocal quartet and piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Victor||[Trial 1923-11-27-01]||10-in.||11/27/1923||Giannia mia||Maria Wilkins||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1924-11-18-01]||10-in.||11/18/1924||Indian love call||Tal Henry's Southerners Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||[Trial 1925-09-28-05]||10-in.||9/28/1925||Indian love call||Louis J. Calabrese||Cornet solo||composer|
|Columbia||38542||10-in.||1/7/1913||Sympathy||Idelle Patterson ; Andrea Sarto||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||38549||10-in.||1/10/1913||A woman's smile||Craig Campbell||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||39161||10-in.||12/23/1913||High jinks||Charles Harrison ; Vocal quartet (unidentified; Columbia Records)||Male vocal solo and mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||39165||10-in.||12/24/1913||All aboard for Dixie||Ada Jones ; Peerless Quartet||Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||39321||10-in.||4/10/1914||Medley||Williams College Mandolin Club||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Columbia||39980||10-in.||3/23/1915||The flame of love||Miriam Clark [i.e., Grace Kerns] ; John Barnes Wells||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||46358||10-in.||1/21/1916||Rackety coo||Samuel Ash ; Grace Nash [i.e., Grace Kerns]||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||47311||10-in.||1/24/1917||Allah's holiday||Saxo Sextette||Saxophone sextet||composer|
|Columbia||78167||10-in.||10/28/1918||Sometime||Samuel Ash||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Columbia||78225||10-in.||12/24/1918||No one but you||Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||78791||10-in.||11/3/1919||Round the corner||Prince's Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||79923||10-in.||7/1/1921||Sally, won't you come back||Ted Lewis’ Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Columbia||80162||10-in.||1/24/1922||Cutie||Eddie Elkins ; Knickerbocker Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||80648||10-in.||11/3/1922||Loveland||Garber-Davis Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||81216||10-in.||9/16/1923||Chansonette||Paul Specht Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Columbia||81542||10-in.||2/9/1924||On the blue lagoon||Columbia Dance Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
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.
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