The Broadway Sound: The Autobiography and Selected Essays of Robert Russell Bennett

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University Rochester Press, 1999 - 356 páginas
The remarkable career of composer-orchestrator Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981) encompassed a wide variety of both "legitimate" and popular music-making on Broadway, in Hollywood, and for television. Bennett is principally responsible for what is known worldwide as the "Broadway sound" and for greatly elevating the status of the theater orchestrator. He worked alongside Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, and Frederick Loewe on much of the Broadway canon. Among the more than 300 musicals on which he worked between 1920 and 1975 are Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Show Boat, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music. He also arranged and orchestrated all the music in the memorable 26-part NBC television series Victory at Sea.

"The Broadway Sound" is the first publication of Bennett's autobiography, which was written in the late 1970s. It also includes eight of his most important essays on the art of orchestration.

 

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Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981) orchestrated all or part of more than 300 Broadway musicals between 1920 and 1975, but this impressive statistic only hints at his importance. Collaborating with the ... Leer reseña completa

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PROLOGUE
9
CHAPTER
29
CHAPTER THREE
42
CHAPTER FOUR
83
CHAPTER FIVE
97
CHAPTER
118
CHAPTER SEVEN
151
CHAPTER EIGHT
176
CHAPTER NINE
208
CHAPTER
235
EPILOGUE
273
BACKSTAGE WITH THE ORCHESTRATOR 1943
293
ON WRITING HARP MUSIC 1954
317
Selected Stage and Film Credits
333
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