Engländer, Ludwig, Austrian-American composer, arranger, and conductor; b. Vienna, c. 1851; d. Far Rockaway, N.Y., Sept. 13, 1914. After training in Vienna, he went to Paris and in 1882 to N.Y., where he became a conductor at the Thalia Theater. His operetta Der Prinz Gemahl was successfully premiered there (April 11, 1883). It was first given in Eng. as The Prince Consort at Wallaces Theater (June 4,1883). Success continued with his 1776 or Adjutant James (Feb. 26, 1884), which was first performed in a rev. Eng. version as A Daughter of the Revolution (May 27, 1895). After bringing out Madelaine
or Die Rose der Champagne (Hamburg, June 26, 1888), he became conductor at N.Y/s Casino Theater. His greatest success came with the revue The Passing Show (N.Y., May 12, 1894). He then gave up conducting to devote himself fully to composing Broadway musicals and revues. Among his most successful subsequent scores were The Little Corporal (Sept. 19, 1898), The Man in the Moon (April 24, 1899; in collaboration with G. Kerker and R. De Koven), The Rounders (July 12, 1899), The Casino Girl (March 19,1900), The Strollers (June 24,1901), and Miss Innocence (Nov. 30, 1908). His Vielliebchen was premiered in Vienna (May 5, 1911), and then given in various European venues.
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