Skip to main content
Select Source:

Romberg, Sigmund

Sigmund Romberg (rŏm´bûrg), 1887–1951, Hungarian-American composer, educated in Vienna. He came to the United States in 1909, played in restaurant and café orchestras, and soon had his own orchestra. He wrote the score for the musical The Whirl of the World (1914), and followed it with more than 70 operettas. Among the most successful were Blossom Time (1921; based on the life and music of Franz Schubert), The Student Prince (1924), The Desert Song (1926), and The New Moon (1928). These recalled the romantic, lyrical style of Viennese operettas. He later wrote scores for several films, some of them adaptations of his own stage works.

See E. Arnold's Deep in My Heart: A Story Based on the Life of Sigmund Romberg (1949).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Romberg, Sigmund." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Romberg, Sigmund." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 19, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/romberg-sigmund

"Romberg, Sigmund." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved August 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/romberg-sigmund

Romberg, Sigmund

Romberg, Sigmund (b Nagykanizsa, Hung., 1887; d NY, 1951). Hung.-born composer (Amer. cit.). Went to USA 1909, settling eventually in NY. Wrote succession of popular operettas, incl. Maytime (1917), The Student Prince (1924), The Desert Song (1926), New Moon (1928), and Up in Central Park (1945). Among songs he comp. are ‘Deep in my heart, dear’, ‘One alone’, ‘Riff Song’, ‘Lover, come back to me’, ‘Softly, as in a morning sunrise’, and the Serenade and Drinking Song from The Student Prince.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Romberg, Sigmund." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Romberg, Sigmund." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 19, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/romberg-sigmund

"Romberg, Sigmund." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. . Retrieved August 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/romberg-sigmund