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  Oscar Hammerstein II - Free net encyclopedia
Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years.
Hammerstein II therefore entered Columbia University under their pre-law program and it wasn't until his father's death on June 10, 1914 that he went on to participate in his first play with the Varsity Show entitled On Your Way.
Oscar Hammerstein II is today considered the most important figure in the history of American musical theater for it was he, probably the best "book writer" in Broadway history, who made the story, not the songs or the stars, central to the American musical and brought it to full maturity as an art form.
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Hammerstein, Oscar II scar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City.
Hammerstein found his niche with some of the greatest composers of his day, breathing new life into the moribund art form of operetta with such classics as Rose-Marie (music by Rudolf Friml), The Desert Song (Sigmund Romberg), The New Moon (Romberg), and Song Of The Flame (George Gershwin).
Oscar Hammerstein II died at his farm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, on the morning of August 23, 1960.
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 Oscar Hammerstein - MSN Encarta
Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), American librettist, who helped raise American musical comedy to true musical theater.
The grandson of the impresario Oscar Hammerstein, he was born in New York City and studied law at Columbia University.
His earliest notable librettos were for Rose Marie (1924), by the Bohemian-American composer Rudolf Friml; The Desert Song (1926), by the Hungarian-American Sigmund Romberg; and Show Boat (1927), by the American Jerome Kern.
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 Broadway: The American Musical . Stars Over Broadway . Oscar Hammerstein II | PBS
Oscar Clendenning Hammerstein II (1895-1960) was perhaps the most influential lyricist and librettist of the American theater.
Oscar Clendenning Hammerstein II was born into a great theatrical family on July 12, 1895, in New York City.
Hammerstein had also read the play, and the two began work on the musical, tentatively titled "Away We Go!" Rodgers and Hammerstein worked toward the concept of the integrated musical, with Hammerstein writing most of the lyrics before Rodgers wrote the score, the reverse of the normal process.
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  Oscar Hammerstein II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hammerstein II therefore entered Columbia University under their pre-law program and it wasn't until his father's death on June 10, 1914 that he went on to participate in his first play with the Varsity Show entitled On Your Way.
Oscar Hammerstein II is today considered the most important figure in the history of American musical theater for it was he, probably the best "book writer" in Broadway history, who made the story, not the songs or the stars, central to the American musical and brought it to full maturity as an art form.
Hammerstein died of cancer at the age of 65- shortly after the opening of The Sound of Music on Broadway- ending one of the most remarkable collaborations in the history of the American musical theatre.
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 The Broadway Musical Home - Rodgers and Hammerstein
The first Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, was also the first of a new genre, the musical play, representing a unique fusion of Rodgers' musical comedy and Hammerstein's operetta.
Oscar Hammerstein II was born in 1895 and died in 1960.
Richard Rodgers was born in 1902 and died in 1979.
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 Who's Who in Musicals: Hale-Harris
Hammerstein was sole lyricist, librettist and director for Kern's landmark Show Boat (1927) and Romberg's The New Moon (1928).
At their best, Hammerstein's lyrics were painstakingly crafted, speaking in plain and simple terms that seemed to come straight from the heart.
Hammerstein's musicals are still revived successfully, and new stage works based on his writings (State Fair, Grand Night For Singing) continued to appear decades after his death.
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 Jazz Standards Books: (Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II In association with Amazon.com where you can often buy used books for a fraction of the new price
All of the lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II are contained in this book, edited by his son William.
Hammerstein is in good company when it comes to lyricists.
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 Oscar Hammerstein II: America's Poet Laureate
The lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein remain a childhood memory for millions of Americans that eventually became identified and interwoven with the moral fabric of America.
It is popular to bemoan Hammerstein's lack of sophistication, but it was a selective, artistic process that led Hammerstein to pare down his words - and ideas.
Hammerstein's philosophy spilled over into his work, informing every piece with the same questions of community and individual responsibility.
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Oscar Hammerstein II studied at Columbia University, where he wrote and acted in student shows.
Hammerstein served as a mentor to Alan Jay Lerner, and had an especially close relationship as mentor to the young Stephen Sondheim.
Oscar Hammerstein II died on August 23, 1960 at Highland Farms, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
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 Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This volume, edited by William Hammerstein, encompasses lyrics from Oscar Hammerstein's entire canon; from the early "Indian Love Call" wreitten in 1924 with Otto Harbach and Rudolph Friml, to his final song, "Edelweiss," 1959.
Oscar Hammerstein's introduction, "Notes On Lyrics" has been an acknowledged classic text for musical theatre enthusiasts since 1949 and remains a definitive work today.
To say Oscar Hammerstein II made a significant contribution to the art of lyric-writing is understating the case.
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 Oscar Hammerstein II Bio
During the years that Hammerstein was redefining the terms of operetta, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were challenging the accepted norms of musical comedy with shows that set new standards for wit, sophistication and innovation.
Oscar Hammerstein II was a member of the board of directors of many professional organizations, including the Dramatists Guild and the Screen Writers' Guild.
A revised edition of Hammerstein's Lyrics, edited by his son William Hammerstein and containing an introductory essay by the lyricist plus a preface by his protege Stephen Sondheim, was published by Hal Leonard Publishing in 1985.
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 Kennedy Center: Biographical information for Oscar Hammerstein, II
Musical theater playwright and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II is probably best remembered for his collaboration with Richard Rogers during the 1940s and '50s, but his earlier work with Jerome Kern created one of the all-time most popular and respected productions of American musical drama.
That year Hammerstein also joined Richard Rogers in what was to be an 18-year exclusive partnership, which resulted in such blockbuster hits as Oklahoma (1943), Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), Flower Drum Song (1958), and The Sound of Music (1959), their last show together before Hammerstein's death.
Hammerstein also served as a mentor to Alan Jay Lerner, and to Steven Sondheim, who met Hammerstein when he was still very young.
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 Oscar Hammerstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oscar Hammerstein I (1847–1919), cigar manufacturer, opera impresario and theatre builder
Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960), Broadway lyricist, songwriting partner of Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers
This human name article is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that might otherwise share the same title, which is a person's or persons' name.
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 ASCAP Member Profiles Spotlights - Oscar Hammerstein (II)
Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City.
Hammerstein (II) started writing lyrics for the Columbia University Varsity shows while studying law.
Hammerstein's first play, The Light, was produced by his uncle and it lasted only four performances.
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 Playbill News: Producer-director James Hammerstein, Son of Oscar Hammerstein II, Dead at 67
Producer-director James Hammerstein, 67, son of musical theatre legend Oscar Hammerstein II and a frequent director of his father's work, died in the early morning hours of Jan. 7 in Manhattan after suffering a heart attack, according to his wife, Dena.
Hammerstein is survived by his wife, Dena; older brother William; sisters Alice Hammerstein Mathias and Susan Blanchard; and children Oscar Andrew Hammerstein, Will Hammerstein, Jennifer Hammerstein and Simon Hammerstein (himself a stage director in New York City); and five grandchildren.
The fourth-generation in a theatrical dynasty that extends from writer-impresario Oscar Hammerstein I (1847-1919) to producer Arthur Hammerstein (1872-1955) to lyricist Oscar II (1895-1960), Mr.
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 Oscar Hammerstein
Oscar Hammerstein I was born in Sceczin, Pommerania, 1848, the eldest son of a large, middle-class, German-speaking, Jewish family.
Oscar knew that the Met's reputation for assembling the best singers money could buy - Enrico Caruso and Geraldine Farrar, for example - did not disguise the mediocrity of productions geared toward an audience whose reasons for going to the opera were primarily social - to see and be seen.
Oscar's son Arthur Hammerstein stepped in and negotiated a deal with the Met board of directors, led by financier Otto Kahn, which offered Oscar a flat sum of $1,200,000 in exchange for his written promise to refrain from producing grand opera in the United States for 10 years.
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 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the same period, Oscar Hammerstein II, born in 1895, was completing somewhat popular works using the operetta form.
Hammerstein also wrote Show Boat in 1927 with Jerome Kern, which proceeded to change musical theater for good.
After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (composer) and Oscar Hammerstein II (librettist/lyricist) joined forces to create the most consistently fruitful and successful partnership in the American musical theatre.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Hammerstein,
Grandson of the opera impresario Oscar Hammerstein (1846–1919), he studied law at Columbia University before beginning his theatre career.
As a young man, he studied lyric writing with Oscar Hammerstein 2d, and early in his career he wrote lyrics for Leonard Bernstein 's West Side Story (1957) and collaborated with Jule Styne in the writing of Gypsy (1959).
He studied piano and organ and at age 15 wrote his first musical under the tutelage of the musical comedy author Oscar Hammerstein II, a family friend.
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During the '40s and '50s, lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and composer Richard Rodgers were the most successful composing team on Broadway, writing several long-running shows that were eventually made into movie musicals.
Hammerstein was also the second most prolific lyricist of the 20th century, second only to Irving Berlin.
Hammerstein co-wrote songs for Broadway during the '20s with lyricist Otto Harbach, including Showboat (1928) and Sweet Adeline (1929).
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 Oscar Hammerstein II - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
During the '40s and '50s, lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and composer Richard Rodgers were the most successful composing team on Broadway, writing several long-running shows that were eventually made into movie musicals.
Hammerstein co-wrote songs for Broadway during the '20s with lyricist Otto Harbach, including +Showboat (1928) and +Sweet Adeline (1929).
Rodgers & Hammerstein were also responsible for such wildly successful musicals as +The King & I (1951) and +The Sound of Music (1959).
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 The Broadway Musical Home-Rodgers and Hammerstein
The first Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, was also the first of a new genre, the musical play, representing a unique fusion of Rodgers' musical comedy and Hammerstein's operetta.
Oscar Hammerstein II was born in 1895 and died in 1960.
Richard Rodgers was born in 1902 and died in 1979.
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Oscar II (1829-1907), king of Sweden (1872-1907) and of Norway (1872-1905), third son of King Oscar I, and brother of King Charles XV, born in...
Hammerstein, Oscar, II (1895-1960), American librettist, who helped raise American musical comedy to the status of true musical theatre.
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 Internet Broadway Database: Oscar Hammerstein II Credits on Broadway
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Mar 12, 1998 - Jun 20, 1999
Staged by Oscar Hammerstein II Oct 17, 1938 - Oct 29, 1938
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Dec 5, 1935 - Jun 6, 1936
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 Oscar Hammerstein II
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 Mandy Patinkin Discography - Oscar & Steve
Harry Ruby/Bert Kalmer and Oscar Hammerstein II From The Strip
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II From South Pacific
All the songs on this album were created with particular characters and specific situations in mind, yet Patinkin deftly removes them from their dramatic contexts and lets them fly.
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