Rudolf Friml

Rudolf Friml - composer

Rudolf Friml (1881-1972) was an American composer, born in Prague. Educated at the Prague Conservatory, Friml came to the United States as accompanist for the violinist, Kubelik, in 1901. After 1906 he lived permanently in the United States, giving piano recitals and composing music. His operetta, The Firefly (1912), was followed by High Jinks (1913), Rose Marie (1916), Vagabond King (1925), The Three Musketeers (1928), The Lottery Bride (1930), and Annina (1934). In 1924 Rudolf Friml became a naturalized United States citizen. Among his piano compositions are Bohemian Dance, California Suite, Fine Mood Pictures, and Pastoral Scenes.