The Musical Worlds of Lerner and Loewe

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U of Nebraska Press, 2005 - 350 sivua
Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (1918?86) and composer Frederick Loewe (1901?88) wrote some of the most successful musical shows on Broadway and in motion-picture history: Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, and Paint Your Wagon. They worked with stars such as Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Audrey Hepburn, Louis Jourdan, and Robert Goulet. ø Lerner was raised on Park Avenue, attended Choate and Harvard, lost sight in one eye from a boxing injury, and was legendary for his eight marriages and countless affairs on the side. Loewe was born in Berlin and in 1925 came to New York, where he played piano in silent-movie theaters. After a brief career as a boxer and then as a Montana cowboy, he returned to New York and to songwriting. ø In The Musical Worlds of Lerner and Loewe, Gene Lees has fashioned a readable, in-depth portrait of two creative talents: how they met and joined forces to create some of the finest musical theater, and also how marriages, legendary affairs, addictions, and backstage friction affected their art in many surprising ways.
 

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Critic and journalist Lees offers a highly readable account of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe, who gave Broadway such hits as My Fair Lady , Camelot , Gigi , and Paint Your ... Lue koko arvostelu

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THE MODES OF MUSIC
1
FRITZ THE EARLY YEARS
9
ALAN THE EARLY YEARS
26
ON THE BRIGADOON
43
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
65
OSCAR NIGHT
74
PASCAL AND PYGMALION
86
THE CREATION OF A CLASSIC
100
CAMELOT RECOVERED
199
FRITZ WALKS AWAY
208
DRUGS AND DIVORCE
225
ON A CLEAR DAY
231
PAINT YOUR WAGON THE MOVIE
244
COCO
263
DISASTER WITH BERNSTEIN
275
THE LAST MUSICAL
283

FEARS AND HESITATIONS
107
THE SHOW DOES GO ON
117
MY FAIR LADY
131
MAYBE THE CHANDELIERS
139
GIGI
152
THE ROAD TO CAMELOT
168
TROUBLES IN TORONTO
182
FALLEN ANGEL
300
FINAL DAYS
310
A LEGACY OF SONGS
318
AFTERWORD
327
BIBLIOGRAPHY
334
INDEX
336
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The acclaimed music critic and journalist Gene Lees is a four-time winner of the ASCAP?Deems Taylor Award and a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jazz Journalists Association. His sixteen books include You Can't Steal a Gift: Dizzy, Clark, Milt, and Nat, available in a Bison Books edition.

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