Musical composer, choir director, and organist known best for his Luxembourgish-language operettas and musical comedies.
He was the founder of the Wiener Operette and composed many operettas and musical comedies before staging his hugely successful 1940 piece "Wann d'Blieder falen" ("When the leaves fall").
He was not highly esteemed by the Nazi regime. They suspected that his work had an anti-German subtext.
He was born to a family in Luxembourg City. His death was the result of an unfortunate cycling accident.
He was a contemporary of Ukrainian composer Benno Moiseiwitsch .