Warning: include(/var/chroot/home/content/f/o/a/foa201/html/components/com_user/views/inc.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php on line 8

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/var/chroot/home/content/f/o/a/foa201/html/components/com_user/views/inc.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php on line 8

Warning: include(/var/chroot/home/content/f/o/a/foa201/html/modules/mod_wrapper/plugin.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php on line 11

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening '/var/chroot/home/content/f/o/a/foa201/html/modules/mod_wrapper/plugin.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php on line 11

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php:8) in /home/content/17/6601717/html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 423

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php:8) in /home/content/17/6601717/html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 423

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php:8) in /home/content/17/6601717/html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 426

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/17/6601717/html/index.php:8) in /home/content/17/6601717/html/templates/ja_purity/ja_templatetools.php on line 44
072 Friml, Rudolf
 

Foundations of America

QU201 Prof. Scott Leone

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Ragtime Articles of Interest 072 Friml, Rudolf

072 Friml, Rudolf

Composer Rudolf Friml leaning against his piano.




RUDOLF FRIML


Rudolf Friml was an American composer and pianist, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on December 7, 1879.  After reserving enough funds to finance a pricey education, and scoring remarkably on his piano entrance exam, he got his education at the Prague Conservatory studying under greats like Anton Dvorak and Jiranek.

Friml toured Europe in 1901, as a concert pianist with Jan Kublick (a violinist), and in 1906 made his debut performance in America at Carnegie Hall.  After touring as a pianist and composer Friml decided to settle down in America, living in New York as a composer for stage productions.  In 1912 he completed his first of many Broadway operettas when he replaced Victor Herbert as composer of the score for “The Firefly.”   Between 1912 and 1924 Friml worked on many Broadway operettas, some of his most famous scores including “The Firefly,” “High Jinks,” “Sometime,”  “The Vagabond King,” “Rose Marie,” and “You’re in Love.”   In 1934, Friml set off for Hollywood to turn his operettas into film musicals. Below is a clip from Rose Marie, one of Friml's operetta that was in 1934 turned into a film musical.

Friml was married four times. His first marriage resulting in two children, Marie Lucille and Charles Rudolf Friml Jr. (who went on to become an actor in multiple movies between 1944 and 1960) ended in divorce.  Friml's next two marriages also ended in divorce, and were both to women in his plays.  His fourth wife(pictured with Friml below) was his secretary prior to the marriage.

Not only was Friml a perfect example of a Ragtime success story, in the sense that he was a talented Eastern European immigrant who eventually made a name in show business, but he was also, a part of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and died as an original member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

 In "Ragtime" Friml is referenced on page 72 as being one of the scrolls of numbers that Peary had available to him on his expedition with father. 

&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL96EF6124ABCD4355

NAME YEAR
Mitake San 1905
The Firefly 1912
High Jinks 1913
The Peasant Girl 1915
Katinka 1916
You’re in Love 1917
Kitty Darlin’ 1917
Sometime 1918
Tumble In 1919
The Little Whopper 1919
June Love 1921
Ziegfeld Follies of 1921 1921
The Blue Kitten 1922
Cinders 1923
Dew Drop Inn 1923
Ziegfeld Follies of 1923 1923
Rose Marie 1924
The Vagabond King 1925
No Foolin’ 1926
The Wild Rose 1926
The white Eagle 1927
The Three Musketeers 1928
Luana 1930
Ballyhoo of 1930 1930
Chamberlain Brown’s Scrapbook 1932
Music Hath Charms (Annina) 1934



Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 15:57  

Statistics

Content View Hits : 1370280

Get Green Energy, Cut Costs

Green Clean Energy at Lower Cost
For your home or apartment
 
Green Energy, reduce costs

Click here, enter zip code
to check rates. Enroll Online.
  

Latest Article Revisions