A short history of Richard Rodgers with speculation about what he and Sondheim were feeling before they started their only collaboration. Part 1 of the three episode mini-series on Do I Hear a Waltz features William C. White and Layan Elwazani along with some old audio clips and lots of great music.
William C. White has a website you should visit: http://www.willcwhite.com
William's Twitter: https://twitter.com/willcwhite
William's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/willcwhite
Layan also has a website you should visit: https://www.layanelwazani.com
Layan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/layanelwazani
Layan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/layanelwazani/
The main Richard Rodgers interview used in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3afoA-cgfdE&
But also check out these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8UpXPU_myw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ypJhDS19I
The full short film Makers of Melody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpFyr64Y7Ag
The songs referenced are:
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyaCmhBg4H0
If I Loved You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfCyUugiWm8
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip64ppukfSg
My Funny Valentine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvXywhJpOKs
Something Wonderful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-g_ppBa-TA
Some Enchanted Evening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvePQYLxoRI
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvsBa72dwHg
Thank You So Much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBbTi1QYvhw
You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo
To my knowledge there is only one cast recording ever made of Do I Hear a Waltz?
The original Broadway cast starring Elizabeth Allen and Sergio Franchi (1965)
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What is Putting It Together?
This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.