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Richard Rodgers

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Hyland's portrait of Rodgers (1902-79) begins with his childhood in an affluent Jewish family living in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. During college years at Columbia University and early work on the amateur circuit and Broadway, Rodgers entered into a historic collaboration with the lyricist Lorenz Hart. The team produced a dozen popular shows and such enduring so ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published April 20th 1998 by Yale University Press
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I loved this because it focused primarily on Rodgers's work. The portrayal fouussed on what we would want to kmow to better understand why he produced what he did. Truly exceptional!
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An good biography, which deals more into the works than into the life of Richard Rodgers. Most interesting to me was the genesis of various forgotten flops, especially the later ones (I Remember Mama with Liv Ullman?!?!).
Interesting biography on a fine composer of stage music. I especially enjoyed the chapters that covered his collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein. I was glad I found this in the library.
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William George Hyland (January 18, 1929 – March 25, 2008) was Deputy National Security Advisor to President of the United States Gerald Ford and editor of Foreign Affairs magazine.

Father of author William G. Hyland Jr.
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