On RTÉ lyric fm at 6 pm on Sunday 27th January 2019, Victor Herbert, Son of Dublin tells the story of the life and work of the composer Victor Herbert, whose works dominated Broadway in the early years of the 20th century. Listen to it in full below:

 Victor Herbert was of the most prolific and highly regarded composers of light classical music in the late 19th and early 20th century. We might call him the Andrew Lloyd Webber of his day, and although he declared himself a proud Irishman all his life, his name is practically unknown in Ireland.

Listen: Victor Herbert's March of the Toys, from Babes in Toyland

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In this programme, musician Guy Livingston tells the story of the life and work of Victor Herbert. He meets Alyce Mott of the Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live in New York to hear about her passion for Herbert’s music. In Ireland, conductor David Brophy talks about recording Herbert’s work Eileen for CD, while cellist William Butt demonstrates some of Herbert’s cello music and admires his skill both as a player and composer for the instrument. US historian Marion Casey tells Guy more about Herbert’s family background and Irish identity, revealing that the story is not quite as straightforward as it might seem.

Watch: The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert

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The programme is richly illustrated with the music of Herbert throughout, from his light opera, to works for cello and orchestra.

The Lyric Feature: Victor Herbert, Son of Dublin, Sunday 27th January 2019 at 6pm - listen to more from The Lyric Feature here.