Victor Herbert Biography
Victor August Herbert (February 1, 1859–May 26, 1924) was a popular composer of light opera, and an accomplished cellist and conductor. He was a founder of ASCAP.
Herbert was born in Dublin and at age three, shortly after the death of his father, moved to stay with his playwright grandfather, where he received encouragement in his creative endeavours. However, after his mother remarried a physician, his music was put on hold until a relatively late age.