Rudolf Friml and Sigmund Romberg
were Herbert's great rival composers.
Elsewhere he mixes his own tunes with songs from Duke Ellington (the relatively obscure Blue Rose) and The Meters (Cissy Strut) and Sigmund Romberg
(Softly As In A Morning Sunrise).
The Desert Song, an operetta by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg
, and Frank Mandel, opened at the Casino Theatre in New York City.
His lyrics--well over a thousand in all--were set to music by some of the most celebrated composers of the day: Jerome Kern, Sigmund Romberg
, Rudolf Friml, Herbert Stothart, and above all <IR> RICHARD RODGERS </IR> .
Carrano); "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Cole Porter); "Lover, Come Back to Me" (Sigmund Romberg
, Oscar Hammerstein II); "Black and White" (Earl Robinson); "All My Love" (V.S.
(by George and Ira Gershwin, featuring the New York debut of British-born Gertrude Lawrence, who had started her career as a child dancer on the English pantomime stage); and Sigmund Romberg
's operetta, The Desert Song.
THE STUDENT PRINCE, music by Sigmund Romberg
and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly, original Broadway cast recording, Columbia.
Operetta fans will enjoy it, if only for Sigmund Romberg
's songs (1954)
"Deep in My Heart" celebrates the life of operetta maestro Sigmund Romberg
. "It's Always Fair Weather" observes TV's impact in the 1950s.
NEW MOON (Ch4, 2.00am - 3.50am) Plantation owner Jeanette MacDonald falls for fugitive French nobleman Nelson Eddy in New Orleans soap operetta by Sigmund Romberg
. With Mary Boland, George Zucco, Grant Mitchell.