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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 6 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B006QV9QLQ
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,261 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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2012 collection from the famous composer. It is believed that Oscar wrote over a thousand songs so the selections included on this very special CD are just a fraction of his lifetime of work but it gives you a taste of his talent. and, hopefully, it will inspire you to find a recording of the entire musical in which each song originated.Oscar served on the board of ASCAP for many years, guarding the rights of songwriters who had often been taken advantage of in the past, particularly black composers and musicians. From Show Boat to South Pacific, he revealed himself to be a believer in human rights by the stories he chose for his musical plays. "You've Got to be Carefully Taught" became an anthem for the cause and still resonates with meaning as we address the issue of hate after 'September 11th' and other terrorist attacks worldwide. Sadly, Oscar died of stomach cancer in 1960, at age 65, robbing us of what should have been 20 more years of his standing at the tall desk, creating lyrics and libretti, or enthusiastically writing his reflections on social issues and political problems -- those beautiful and important ideas that came out of his dreams

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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa698ba20) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa69a64ec) out of 5 stars Out of my Dreams Sept. 29 2012
By Jacki Manfre - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It's just okay. I don't think the orginal cast members do the singing. I ordered it after seeing the program on PBS which was very good.
HASH(0xa69a6738) out of 5 stars Timeless Music May 1 2013
By R. Sasso - Published on Amazon.com
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Our family has always love the musicals from days gone by, and listening to this DVD was so much fun to remember the movies where we first heard these wonderful songs. It brought back some wonderful memories.
HASH(0xa69a66fc) out of 5 stars Good one. Jan. 28 2013
By Pursuingknowledgeandperspectives - Published on Amazon.com
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Lots of good inside. Julie Andrews, Dick Haymes, Yul Brynner, Sarah Brightman, Rosemary Clooney (back when good), John Raitt, Alfred Drake--the big names in musicals. And the big songs.
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa69a69f0) out of 5 stars We need Part 2 April 19 2012
By Snoopy - Published on Amazon.com
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Although this CD brings back a number of Hammerstein's great hits, it left me wanting more. I was slightly disappointed with some of the selections, and the casts used. I grew up with R&H and personally, I would have picked different choices. This historical effort definitely needs Part 2, as far too many selections are missing. I grade this recording with a B-
HASH(0xa69a6a50) out of 5 stars Oscar Hammerstein CD Jan. 29 2014
By John P Tyler - Published on Amazon.com
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CD included all the music we expected.
Excellent arrangement and execution.
Everyone who enjoyed his plays will love this CD