The Broadway sound : the autobiography and selected essays of Robert Russell Bennett

by Bennett, Robert Russell, 1894-1981.

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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML410.B4498 A3 1999
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Call Number  ML410.B4498 A3 1999
The remarkable career of composer-orchestrator Robert Russell Bennett [1894-1981] encompassed a wide variety of both "legitimate" and popular music-making in Hollywood, on Broadway, 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, eventually providing orchestrations for all or part of more than 300 musicals between 1920 and 1975. This work 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. George J. Ferencz is Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
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Series Eastman studies in music.
Subjects Bennett, Robert Russell, -- 1894-1981.
Composers -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher Rochester, NY :University of Rochester Press,1999
Contributors Ferencz, George Joseph.
Language English
Description xvii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [342]-344), discography (pages [336]-341), and index.
ISBN 1580460224
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