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    What did he write ?

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    Herbert (1859-1924), besides being a cellist and a conductor, composed some light operas or operettas as they are sometimes known.

    Some of those are:
    - Babes in Toyland
    - Prince Ananias
    - The Dream Girl

    Some of these operettas are performed to this day.

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    [QUOTE- Babes in Toyland QUOTE]Is also a movie .Any writers from Scotland ?

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    Victor Herbert was born in Ireland
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Victor Herbert was born in Ireland
    I knowI picked him cause I'm part Irish .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christi View Post
    I knowI picked him cause I'm part Irish .
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    [QUOTE Some of those are:- Babes in ToylandSome of these operettas are performed to this day.[/QUOTE] Is that a good song ??

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    An operetta is not just a "song". It is a collection of musical numbers and spoken dialogue, usually less dramatic than a full blown "opera". The operetta is usually shorter in duration than the normal opera.

    Your typical high school musicals are operetta. My high school did Robin Hood, for which I was the accompanist.
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    Victor Herbert's 2nd cello concerto is excellent - if you avoid Yo Yo Ma's recording.

    [Pretty nice thread resurrection, eh?]

    Bernard Greenhouse recorded it for the American Recording Society - on LP of course. Don't know if there are other recordings out there. The jacket notes mention that Herbert 'consulted' with Dvorak during the composing of the concertos.
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    I admit I was a little surprised to see a Herbert guestbook!
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    Hey - there are several recordings of the concertos!

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...erbert%20cello

    Now I need to get one of them, blast it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltroll72 View Post
    Victor Herbert's 2nd cello concerto is excellent - if you avoid Yo Yo Ma's recording.

    [Pretty nice thread resurrection, eh?]

    Bernard Greenhouse recorded it for the American Recording Society - on LP of course. Don't know if there are other recordings out there. The jacket notes mention that Herbert 'consulted' with Dvorak during the composing of the concertos.
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