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Franz Lehár (Composer)

Born: 30th April 1870, Komarom, Hungary

Died: 24th October 1948, Bad Ischl, Austria

Nationality: Austrian, Hungarian

Franz Lehár was an Austro-Hungarian composer. He is mainly known for his operettas, of which the most successful and best known is The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe).

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Recording of the Week, Verklärte Nacht from Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Schoenberg's masterpiece is framed by works for voice and orchestra (also on the theme of 'transfigured night') by Franz Lehár, Oskar Fried, and Erich Korngold.

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