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Ahrens, Lynn

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 18 words.

Blass, Robert (opera)

J.B. Steane.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 193 words.

(b New York, Oct 27, 1867; d Berlin, Dec 3, 1930). American bass of German parentage . He studied under Julius Stockhausen at Frankfurt, having been trained first as a violinist. His...

Candide

Jon Alan Conrad.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 672 words.

Comic operetta in two acts by Leonard Bernstein to a libretto by Lillian Hellman after Voltaire, with lyrics by Richard Wilbur, John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Hellman and Bernstein,...

Cather, Willa

Marilyn Fritz Shardlow.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 474 words.

(b near Winchester, VA, Dec 7, 1873; d New York, NY, April 24, 1947). American poet, journalist, and author. Between 1892 and 1940, she produced numerous novels, three short story...

Charnin, Martin

Judith A. Sebesta.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 227 words.

(b New York, NY, Nov 24, 1934). American lyricist and director. Charnin graduated from Cooper Union in New York and began his career as an actor, appearing as a Jet in the original...

Coward, Sir Noël (USA)

John Snelson.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 635 words.

(Peirce )

(b Teddington, UK, Dec 16, 1899; d Blue Harbour, Jamaica, March 26, 1973). English composer, lyricist, librettist, and performer. Born into a family of keen amateur...

Dietz, Howard

Gerald Bordman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 268 words.

(b New York, NY, Sept 8, 1896; d New York, NY, July 30, 1983). American lyricist and librettist. He studied at Columbia University, where he was a contemporary of Lorenz Hart and Oscar...

Donnelly, Dorothy

Ellen Marie Peck.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 288 words.

(b New York, NY, Jan 28, 1880; d New York, Jan 4, 1928). American lyricist, librettist, and actress. Born into a theatrical family, she spent her entire life in the theater. A...

Dunbar, Paul Laurence

John Graziano.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 348 words.

(b Dayton, OH, June 27, 1872; d Dayton, OH, Feb 9, 1906). American poet and lyricist. He was born into a family of former slaves, and although he had the opportunity to attend college...

Ebb, Fred

James Leve.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 357 words.

(b New York, NY, c8 April 1928–33; d New York, NY, Sept 11, 2004). American lyricist. He received a BA from New York University and a master’s degree in English literature from...

Fierstein, Harvey

Ronald J. Zank.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 294 words.

(b Brooklyn, NY, June 6, 1954). American performer, playwright and librettist. Fierstein grew up in New York and worked as an actor; he also pursued his interest in painting and...

Gelbart, Larry

Judith A. Sebesta.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 185 words.

(Simon )

(b Chicago, IL, Feb 25, 1928; d Beverly Hills, CA, Sept 11, 2009). American librettist. He began his prolific and diverse career at 16 writing for radio. After moving...

God bless America

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 26 words.

Goodman, Paul

Ned Rorem.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 295 words.

(b New York, NY, Sept 9, 1911; d North Stratford, NH, Aug 8, 1972). American poet. A student of philosophy and literature at the City College of New York (BA 1931) and later at the...

Gordon, Mack

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 23 words.

Gordon, Ricky

Lara E. Housez.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 886 words.

(Ian )

(b Oceanside, NY, May 15, 1956). American composer, lyricist, librettist, pianist, and singer. After studying composition at Carnegie Mellon University, Gordon settled...

Green, Adolph

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 60 words.

(b New York, NY, Dec 2, 1914; d New York, NY, Oct 24, 2002). American lyricist, librettist, and actor. He sustained a lifelong writing partnership with Betty Comden. Among their joint...

Guettel, Adam

Scott Warfield.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 410 words.

(b New York, NY, Dec 16, 1964). American composer, lyricist, and orchestrator. The son and grandson, respectively, of Broadway composers mary Rodgers and richard Rodgers , Guettel...

Harbach [Hauerbach], Otto

Gerald Bordman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 861 words.

(Abels )

(b Salt Lake City, UT, Aug 18, 1873; d New York, NY, Jan 24, 1963). American librettist and lyricist. He was educated at Knox College, then taught English for six...

Harnick, Sheldon

Jessica Hillman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Contemporary Music. 297 words.

(b Chicago, IL, April 30, 1924). American lyricist. After serving in the Army, he attended Northwestern University, where he studied violin and received a Bachelor of Music degree. His...