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VICTOR HERBERT

The composer, conductor and cellist, Victor August Herbert was born in Dublin, Ireland on 1 Feb 1859. After the death of his father, he studied with Max Seifriz at the conservatory in Stuttgart, where he also participated in the court orchestra and performed as a solosist.

Victor Herbert composed in every style of music but he is perhaps best remembered today as the creator of delightful and elegant songs. His wife to be, Therese Foster, was already and established soprano in Germany in 1885 when Herbert, a cellist of the orchestra at Stuttgart’s Royal Court, first met her. In 1896, Therese was discovered by Frank Damrosch, who was touring Europe to find fresh talent for the Metropolitan Opera. Therese refused a contract unless Herbert was also offered a position in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Damrosch. They were married in August 1896, and came to America that autumn. Therese was scheduled for many major performances. She was an immediate success, and although she shortly retired from singing, it is not surprising, given Herbert’s prolific gifts as a composer and arranger, that many of his finest efforts were the result of his collaborations with her and, by extension, for the soprano voice. As he began writing for the musical theatre - some forty operettas and two operas - a variety of other well-known sopranos became the vehicles for Herbert’s gifts.

On arrival in New York, Herbert, with his usual zeal, set about all kinds of activities. In addition to his opera duties, he became active in chamber music and shortly established himself as a major solo cellist, appearing first with the New York Philharmonic in 1887 and numerous times thereafter. He even founded his own orchestra which was probably modeled on his experiences in Vienna with the Eduard Strauss orchestra. The Victor Herbert Orchestra performed a mixture of classics and other light music. As the years passed, perhaps also in the manner of the Strauss family, he created innumerable light compositions for the concerts of his orchestra. His hand-picked ensemble soon achieved great fame and began touring about the country.

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Catalogue No  Work Category 
100 FAMOUS MARCHES Altissimo
75442201072
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
25 FAMOUS MARCHES, Vol. 2 Altissimo
75442255362
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
AMERICAN CLASSICS SAMPLER Naxos
8.559118
Vocal
AMERICAN SALUTE (AN) - SPIRIT OF THE NATION Naxos
8.559147
Orchestral
BECHET, Sidney: Shake It And Break It (1938-1941) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120699
Jazz
BJORLING, Jussi: Bjorling Collection, Vol. 1: Opera and Operetta Recordings (1930-1938) Naxos Historical
8.110722
Opera
BLUE VELVET - 60 Nostalgia All Time Classics Naxos Nostalgia
8.103018
Nostalgia
Chamber Music - BRAHMS, J. / SCHUMANN, R. / DVORAK, A. / SUK, J. / KREISLER, F. / GRIEG, E. / LISZT, F. (Salon Classics) (The Rembrandt Trio) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90222
Chamber Music
CHILDREN'S CLASSICS - Music to Make Children Brighter (2008 International Edition) Naxos
8.578019-20
Orchestral
CHILDREN'S CLASSICS - Music to Make Children Brighter (2009 Hong Kong Edition) Naxos
8.578057-58
Orchestral
CHRISTMAS ORCHESTRAL MUSIC - This Is Christmas! (United States Air Force Symphony) Altissimo
75442255552
Orchestral
CROOKS, Richard: Neapolitan Love Song (1924-1933) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120639
Nostalgia
FAVORITE VIOLIN ENCORES Artek
AR-0007-2
Instrumental, Chamber Music
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 13: London Recordings (1947-1949) Naxos Historical
8.111102
Opera
GOUNOD: Faust (Bjorling, Siepi, Kirsten) (1950) Naxos Historical
8.111083-85
Opera
Heifetz, Jascha: Miniatures, Vol. 1 (1944-1946) Naxos Historical
8.111379
Chamber Music
HERBERT, V.: Babes in Toyland / The Red Mill Marco Polo
8.223843
Orchestral
HERBERT, V.: Babes in Toyland / The Red Mill Naxos
8.559025
Orchestral
HERBERT, V.: Beloved Songs and Classic Miniatures Naxos
8.559026
Orchestral, Opera, Orchestral, Vocal, Operetta, Opera
HERBERT, V.: Columbus Suite / Irish Rhapsody Marco Polo
8.225109
Orchestral
HERBERT, V.: Columbus Suite / Irish Rhapsody Naxos
8.559027
Orchestral
HERBERT, V.: Kiss Me Again - Beloved Songs and Classic Miniatures Marco Polo
8.225108
Vocal, Opera, Operetta, Opera, Vocal, Orchestral
IRISH RHAPSODY Naxos
8.555016
Orchestral
IRISH RHAPSODY Naxos International
8.990018
Orchestral
Joy To The World Naxos International
8.990013
Orchestral
LOST TAPES - Hipp, Jutta (1952-1955) Jazzhaus
101723
Jazz
McCORMACK, John: Come Back to Erin (1910-1921) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120748
Operetta
MCCORMACK, John: McCormack Edition, Vol. 2: The Acoustic Recordings (1910-1911) Naxos Historical
8.110329
Opera
MCCORMACK, John: McCormack Edition, Vol. 3: The Acoustic Recordings (1912-1913) Naxos Historical
8.110330
Opera
MCCORMACK, John: McCormack Edition, Vol. 7: The Acoustic Recordings (1916-1918) Naxos Historical
8.112018
Operetta
MCCORMACK, John: Remember (1911-1928) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120782
Nostalgia
NATIONAL CONCERT BAND OF AMERICA: Heritage of the March, Vol. 70 (The Music of Orsomando and Others) The Robert Hoe Collection
75442203692
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PANDA CLASSICS - Issue Nos. 1-3 (3CD box set) Naxos
8.503204
Orchestral
Piano Recital: Schwab, Jacqueline - MOLLOY, J.L. / TUCKER, H. / FOSTER, S. / KITTREDGE, W. (Mark Twain's America - A Portrait in Music) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90299
Instrumental
POWELL, Maud: Complete Recordings, Vol. 1 (1904-1917) Naxos Historical
8.110961
Chamber Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 10 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263232
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 7 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263202
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 9 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263222
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
STRIKE UP THE BAND! Naxos
8.557545
Orchestral
TAUBER, Richard: Love's Serenade (1939-1947) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120752
Nostalgia
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND AND SINGING SERGEANTS: Christmas on Stage and Screen Altissimo
75442253492
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE GOLDEN GATE: Good Ol' Days (The) Altissimo
75442270532
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE ROCKIES: Just Friends Altissimo
75442271032
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD BAND: Semper Paratus Altissimo
75442203072
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES MILITARY BANDS: Not Sousa, Vol. 4 (Marching On … More Great Music Not by John Philip Sousa) Altissimo
75442256042
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
WHITEMAN, Paul: Music for Moderns (1927-1928) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120505
Nostalgia
WORLD FAMOUS MARCHES Naxos International
8.990010
Orchestral

Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE ROCKIES: String of Pearls Altissimo
75442260462
Contemporary Jazz

Role: Conductor 
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