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Victor Herbert
Date Issued: 1940-05-13
Postage Value: 3 cents

Commemorative issue
Famous Americans-Composers
Victor Herbert

Victor Herbert was a cellist and composer whose operettas continue to be popular. His songs have becomes classics. He came to the United States from Ireland in 1886 to take a position with the Metropolitan Opera as a cellist. He conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony from 1898 to 1904. His best-remembered operettas are Babes in Toyland, The Red Mill, and Naughty Marietta. Among his most-remembered songs are Gypsy Love Song and Ah Sweet Mystery of Life. He also wrote two operas.

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