Personalities | Irving Berlin | Modern Era | Classical
Born in Siberia of Russian-Jewish parents (his real name was Israel Balin) who emigrated to New York when he was a child, Berlin was self-taught and sold his first successful song (‘Sadie Salome, Go Home’) before his 20th birthday. ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Band’ in 1911 was an international hit. In all, he wrote over 1,000 songs and numerous successful musicals, including Annie Get Your Gun (1946) and Call Me Madam (1950).
Annie Get Your Gun, soloists, London Sinfonietta (cond) John McGlinn (EMI/Warner)
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