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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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Out of my Dreams Sept. 29 2012
By Jacki Manfre - Published on
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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.
Out of My Dreams Oscar Hammerstein II April 22 2014
By Peace - Published on
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I heard about this on NPR and thought I had to check it out. It was good to hear some good songs!
Oscar Hammerstein CD Jan. 29 2014
By John P Tyler - Published on
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CD included all the music we expected.
Excellent arrangement and execution.
Everyone who enjoyed his plays will love this CD
Timeless Music May 1 2013
By R. Sasso - Published on
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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.
Good one. Jan. 28 2013
By Pursuingknowledgeandperspectives - Published on
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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.