Lehár was born in the northern part of Komárom, Kingdom of Hungary (now Komárno, Slovakia), the eldest son of Franz Lehár (senior) (1838–1898), an Austrian bandmaster in the Infantry Regiment No. 50 of the Austro-Hungarian Army and Christine Neubrandt (1849–1906), a Hungarian woman from a family of German descent.
Lehár 's ancestry included a typically Central European ethnic mix: his father, a composer, horn player, and bandmaster of note, had roots in the Czech-German Sudetenland, and his mother was Hungarian. The young Franz studied violin and entered the Prague Conservatory at age 12. He studied instrumental performance and composition, and in 1888 ...
Franz Lehár, Hungarian composer of operettas who achieved worldwide success with Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow). He studied at the Prague Conservatory. Encouraged by Antonín Dvořák to follow a musical career, Lehár traveled in Austria as a bandmaster from 1890. In 1896 he produced his operetta
Sep 20, 2018 · Franz Lehár (Lehár Ferenc 30 April 1870 – 24 October 1948) was a Hungarian composer, mainly known for his operettas. Lehár was born in Komárom, Hungary (now Komarno, Slovakia), as the eldest son of a bandmaster in the army.
Franz Lehar: The Land of Smiles / Gustafson, Hadley, Itami, Atkinson; Bonynge [in English] by Franz Lehár , Richard Bonynge , et al. | Jul 9, 2006 4.2 out of 5 stars 31
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Lamb, Andrew (1992), "Lehár, Franz" in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, ed. Stanley Sadie (London) ISBN 0-333-73432-7 Operone list of Lehár's works, accessed 15 May 2009 The stage works of Franz Lehàr – The Guide to Musical Theatre