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Franz Lehár’s birthday

Franz Lehár’s birthday

Franz Lehár’s birthday

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Franz Lehár

April 30, 1870, Komárom (now Komárno, Slovakia) – October 24, 1948

Franz Lehár was an Austro-Hungarian composer.

He is most famous for his operettas – the most successful of which is The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) – but he also wrote sonatas, symphonic poems and marches. He also composed a number of waltzes, the most popular being Gold und Silber, composed for Princess Pauline von Metternich(1902), some of which were drawn from his famous operettas. Individual songs from some of the operettas have become standards, notably „Vilja” from The Merry Widow and „You Are My Heart’s Delight” („Dein ist mein ganzes Herz”) from The Land of Smiles (Das Land des Lächelns).

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