What Makes it Great? The Music of Richard Rodgers
April 1, 2012
Songwriting legend Richard Rodgers composed over 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals, including Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. He is also one of only two people to receive an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award plus the Pulitzer Prize. His partnerships with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II are the source of his most famous work, and in this edition of What Makes It Great? the inimitable Rob Kapilow explores the best from Rodgers' partnerships; songs that helped build the American Songbook.