American composer Richard Charles Rodgers (1902 – 1979) was one of the most significant composers of the 20th century whose work significantly impacted popular music. The first creative to win an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards), he wrote or co-wrote 43 Broadway musicals and over 900 songs.
Rogers is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s the Rogers & Hart duo wrote Pal Joey, A Connecticut Yankee, On Your Toes and Babes in Arms. In the 1940s and 1950s Rogers & Hammerstein created Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Rogers & Hammerstein are celebrated for bringing the Broadway musical to a new maturity.
With the assistance of recordings and video, Mollie Glazer takes the class through the prodigious work of Richard Rogers and shows how the Queens-born composer reshaped American music.
Glazer studied the cello and viola de gamba at New England Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands. She has taught island musicians cello, ukulele, piano and string ensemble as well as served as artistic director at the Nantucket Community Music Center.
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