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Romberg studied violin and composition as a youth in Vienna, but pursued a career as an engineer. Moving to the USA in 1909, Romberg made his living as a pianist and dance-band leader. He began to publish his compositions in 1912, and in 1914 he took a position as staff composer for the Schubert reviews. He wrote romantic operettas at this time, and his efforts produced the last popular works of that genre. He moved on to American musical comedy with Up in Central Park and inclu... Read more

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