Sigmund Romberg

Sigmund Romberg (July 29, 1887 – November 9, 1951) was a Hungarian-born American composer. He is best known for his musicals and operettas, particularly The Student Prince (1924), The Desert Song (1926) and The New Moon (1928).

Early in his career, Romberg was employed by the Shubert brothers to write music for their musicals and revues, including several vehicles for Al Jolson. For the Shuberts, he also adapted several European operettas for American audiences, including the successful Maytime (1917) and Blossom Time (1921). His three hit operettas of the mid-1920s, named above, are in the style of Viennese operetta, but his other works from that time mostly employ the style of American musicals of their eras. He also composed film scores.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 29, 1887 (Nagykanizsa), Died November 9, 1951 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger, conductor

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Recordings (Results 101-125 of 454 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-67494 10-in. 3/6/1931 Wanting you Lawrence Tibbett ; Stewart Wille Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-67495 10-in. 3/6/1931 Lover come back to me Lawrence Tibbett ; Stewart Wille Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor LBSHQ-71744 10-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 5/24/1932 Music from The student prince Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BS-75048 10-in. 2/7/1933 You are the song Phil Dewey ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75049 10-in. 2/7/1933 I'd write a song Phil Dewey ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75325 10-in. 2/28/1933 Melody Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75328 10-in. 2/28/1933 Give me a roll on a drum Leo Reisman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-75373 10-in. 3/7/1933 Never had an education Ramona Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-75577 10-in. 3/27/1933 Auf Wiedersehn Jesse Crawford Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BS-86468 10-in. 12/17/1934 When I grow too old to dream King’s Men ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Victor BS-86470 10-in. 12/17/1934 The night is young Bob Lawrence ; Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-86480 10-in. 12/19/1934 The night is young George Hall Orchestra ; Loretta Lee Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-86483 10-in. 12/19/1934 When I grow too old to dream George Hall Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-89282 10-in. 4/17/1935 The night is young Luis Alvarez ; Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-89283 10-in. 4/17/1935 When I grow too old to dream Luis Alvarez ; Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor CS-89595 12-in. 4/24/1935 Gems from Maytime Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-89596 12-in. 4/24/1935 Gems from My Maryland Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-89597 12-in. 4/24/1935 Gems from The desert song Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-89598 12-in. 4/24/1935 Gems from Blossom time Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra arranger  
Victor CS-89599 12-in. 4/24/1935 Gems from Blossom time Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra arranger  
Victor CS-89781 12-in. 5/11/1935 Gems from The new moon Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-89782 12-in. 5/11/1935 Gems from The new moon Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-89783 12-in. 5/11/1935 Gems from The desert song Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-89784 12-in. 5/11/1935 Gems from The student prince Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Male vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor CS-89785 12-in. 5/11/1935 Gems from The student prince Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Light Opera Company Mixed vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
(Results 101-125 of 454 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Romberg, Sigmund," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104742.

Romberg, Sigmund. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104742.

"Romberg, Sigmund." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

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