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By Dominic McHugh

ISBN-10: 0199949271

ISBN-13: 9780199949274

the fellow at the back of "I can have Danced all evening" and "Almost Like Being in Love", lyricist Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986) is greatly considered as probably the most vital figures of the yank musical level. In penning the lyrics to a couple of the main famous and liked Broadway indicates, together with Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My reasonable Lady, and Camelot, Lerner labored and corresponded with a number of the maximum luminaries of well known leisure over a occupation which spanned 4 many years, from performers like Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews to composers like André Previn, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and particularly Frederick Loewe.

In this wealthy number of correspondence, so much of it released for the 1st time, writer Dominic McHugh sheds new mild on Lerner's operating relationships with those mythical figures. McHugh's huge observation finds Lerner's turbulent partnerships with Loewe and Lane, his affection for Harrison, and his reverence for Burton. specific emphasis is put on Lerner's aborted initiatives with composers like Richard Rodgers and Arthur Schwartz. specifically precious is the correspondence from his ultimate years, within which he labored on a film model of The Merry Widow, a BBC television sequence approximately musicals, and a musical model of My guy Godfrey, none of which got here to fruition. the gathering ends with a poignant ultimate trade among Lerner and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with whom he used to be to have written The Phantom of the Opera. total, this crucial and energetic ebook unearths the highs and lows of the profession of 1 of America's wittiest and so much romantic lyricists.

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