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Friml, Rudolf

Rudolf Friml (Charles Rudolf Friml) (frĬm´əl), 1879–1972, American composer, b. Prague. Friml lived in the United States after 1906. The best-known of his 33 light operas are The Firefly (1912), Rose Marie (1924), and The Vagabond King (1925). Friml's operettas generally concerned gallants and princesses moving through fairy-tale complexities of plot. Presented on stage, on Broadway and in road companies and revived in film versions, his operettas succumbed to the change in musical tastes by the late 1940s.

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Friml, Rudolf

Friml, Rudolf (b Prague, 1879; d Hollywood, 1972). Cz. composer who settled in USA 1906. First visited USA 1901 as pianist with Jan Kubelik. Played his pf. conc. with NYSO and comp. pf. works and chamber mus. Fame rests on series of popular operettas: The Firefly (1912); Katinka (1915); Rose Marie (1924); and The Vagabond King (1925). His popular ‘Donkey Serenade’ was added to The Firefly when it was filmed in 1937.

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