Richard RodgersBorn 28 June 1902. Died 30 December 1979
Richard Rodgers Biography (Wikipedia)
Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer of music, with over 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music.
Rodgers was the first person to win what are considered the top American entertainment awards in television, recording, movies and Broadway – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award — now known collectively as an EGOT. In addition, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, making him one of only two people to receive all five awards (Marvin Hamlisch is the other).
- Best bits from Oklahoma! (2017)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05c5kz8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05c5kz8.jpg2017-08-11T19:00:00.000ZRodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! brought new dramatic depth to the Broadway musical. With John Wilson and his orchestra and their signature energy and swagger.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05c5k9v
Best bits from Oklahoma! (2017)
- 'My Favourite Things' is given the kalimba treatmenthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048hjky.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048hjky.jpg2016-09-20T13:34:00.000ZYoun Sun Nah brings her unique style to a Sound of Music classic live on In Tunehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p048hl2q
'My Favourite Things' is given the kalimba treatment
- A sultry, sexy Chet Baker tribute: My Funny Valentinehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p045hmdx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p045hmdx.jpg2016-08-22T10:48:00.000ZRodgers and Hart's classic from Norma Winstone, the John Horler Trio and Quentin Collins.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p045hpmb
A sultry, sexy Chet Baker tribute: My Funny Valentine
Richard Rodgers Tracks