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Franz Lehar

Franz Lehár (30 April 1870 - 24 October 1948) Austro-Hungarian[?] composer, mainly known for his operettas.

Franz Lehár was born in Komáron (now in Slovakia) as eldest son of a bandmaster in the Austro-Hungarian army. He studied violin en composition but was told by Antonin Dvorak that he'd better give up playing and focus on writing music.

He died in Bad Ischl.


Individual songs from some of these have become standards, notably "Vilja" from The Merry Widow and "You are my Heart's Delight" from The Land of Smiles.

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