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