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 201-225 of 454 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 78404 10-in. 4/19/1919 Monte Cristo Jr. medley Joseph M. Knecht ; Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 78819 10-in. 11/19/1919 Once upon a time Fred Hughes Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79992 10-in. 9/23/1921 Song of love Prince's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80020 10-in. 10/11/1921 Song of love Edwin Dale Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 80219 10-in. 2/24/1922 Rosy posy Ted Lewis and his Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80244 10-in. 3/16/1922 Lovey dove Ray Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80322 10-in. 4/26/1922 The rose of Stamboul (Waltz) Prince's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80651 10-in. 11/3/1922 When hearts are young Paul Specht Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80699 10-in. 12/4/1922 Just like a doll Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 81110 10-in. 7/5/1923 When hearts are young Barbara Maurel Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 140232 10-in. 1/9/1925 Drinking song Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 36756 12-in. 7/8/1913 The poem Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 36772 12-in. 8/5/1913 Some smoke Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 36773 12-in. 8/5/1913 Leg of mutton Prince's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia 37341 12-in. ca. 1915 Omar Khayyam Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 37482 12-in. 11/23/1915 The blue paradise waltzes Prince's Orchestra ; G. Hepburn Wilson Orchestra composer  
Columbia 49130 12-in. 2/16/1917 Home again Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 49279 12-in. November or December 1917 Sally down our alley Jockers Brothers Violin and piano duet composer  
Columbia 49378 12-in. 4/18/1918 Maytime Jazarimba Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia 98002 12-in. 12/9/1921 Blossom time : Vocal gems Columbia Light Opera Company Orchestra arranger  
Columbia 98011 12-in. 1/18/1922 Blossom time : Selections Prince's Orchestra Orchestra arranger  
Columbia W140466 10-in. 3/26/1925 Little peach Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W140501 10-in. 4/6/1925 Homeland Shannon Four Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Columbia W140521 10-in. 4/13/1925 Serenade Charles Hart Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W140574 10-in. 5/1/1925 Little peach Mike Markel and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 201-225 of 454 records)

Citation

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

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

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

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