Victor Herbert Edit Profile
G.s. Samuel Lover, Irish novelist. Began mus. education in Germany at 7, studying under leading masters.
First position of prominence that of principal violoncello player in Court Orchestra, Stuttgart. Heard in concerts throughout Europe before coming to the United States as solo violoncellist Metropolitan Orchestra, New York, 1886. Since then has been connected with Theodore Thomas’, Seidl’s and other orchestral orgns. as soloist and conductor.
Bandmaster 22d Regiment Band, New York, 1894. Conductor Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Orchestra, 1898-1904. Victor Herbert’s New York Orchestra, since 1904.
Composer: “The Captive” (oratorio written for and performed at Worcester, Massachusetts, Festival). “Prince Ananias”; “The Wizard of the Nile”. “The Serenade”; “Cyrano de Bergerac”.
“The Ameer”; “The Viceroy”. “The Idol’s Eye”; “The Fortune Teller”. “The Singing Girl”; “Babette”.
“Babes in Toyland”; “It Happened in Nordland” (all comic operas). Also several compositions for orchestra, songs and a concert for violoncello and orchestra.
Member National Institute Arts and Letters. Wrote score for play “The Only Girl,” produced London, 1915.
Married Therese Foerster, prima donna, August 14, 1886.