Richard Rodgers (composer)

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Legal name: Richard Charles Rodgers


Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer who worked primarily in musical theater. With 43 Broadway musicals and over 900 songs to his credit, Rodgers was one of the most well-known American composers of the 20th century, and his compositions had a significant influence on popular music.

Rodgers is known for his songwriting partnerships, first with lyricist Lorenz Hart and then with Oscar Hammerstein II. With Hart he wrote musicals throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including Pal Joey, A Connecticut Yankee, On Your Toes and Babes in Arms. With Hammerstein he wrote musicals through the 1940s and 1950s, such as Oklahoma!, Flower Drum Song, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. His collaborations with Hammerstein, in particular, are celebrated for bringing the Broadway musical to a new maturity by telling stories that were focused on characters and drama rather than the earlier light-hearted entertainment of the genre.

Rodgers was the first person to win all four of the top American entertainment awards in theater, film, recording, and television – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony – now known collectively as an EGOT. In addition, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, making him the first ever to receive all five awards (later joined by Marvin Hamlisch). In 1978, Rodgers was in the inaugural group of Kennedy Center Honorees for lifetime achievement in the arts.

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Album + Soundtrack

2000A Connecticut Yankee (1944 Original Broadway Cast Recording)Richard Rodgers; Various Artists1
2001Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962 film cast)Rodgers & Hart1
2001Do I Hear a Waltz? (2001 Pasadena Playhouse cast)Richard Rodgers1
2001South Pacific (2001 television cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2002Oklahoma! (1964 studio cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2002South Pacific (2002 Royal National Theatre cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2002The Sound of Music: De musical (2002 Dutch cast)Richard Rodgers1
2002The Broadway Musicals Series: Oklahoma!Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2002The Boys From Syracuse (Original London Cast Recording)Rodgers & Hart; Bob Monkhouse with Ronnie Corbett, Maggie Fitzgibbon and Denis Quilley1
2003Flower Drum Song (2002 Broadway revival cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2003(Cut Score from MGM’s) Hollywood PartyRodgers & Hart1
2006The Sound of Music: London Palladium Cast Recording (2006 London Palladium cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2007Pal Joey (1950 Studio Cast)Richard Rodgers1
2008South Pacific (2008 Broadway revival cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein2
2008Cinderella (2008 international tour cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2009Oklahoma! (1979 Broadway revival cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein2
2009The Sound of Music (2009 Dutch cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2009Allegro (2008 studio cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2010The Sound of Music (1981 London Cast)Richard Rodgers1
2010Carousel (1965 Lincoln Center cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2013Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (2013 original Broadway cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2013Pal Joey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Rodgers & Hart1
2015The King and I (2015 Broadway revival cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein2
2018Rodgers & Hammerstein's CarouselRodgers & Hammerstein1
2019Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!: Broadway Cast RecordingRodgers & Hammerstein1
2023Oklahoma! (2022 Susie Sainsbury Theatre cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein; Nathaniel Hackmann, Sierra Boggess, Rodney Earl Clarke, Jamie Parker, Louise Dearman, Sandra Marvin, Nadim Naaman, Sinfonia of London, John Wilson2
South Pacific (1965 studio cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
Slaughter on Tenth AvenueRichard Rodgers1
The Sound of Music (unknown cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1

Album + Soundtrack + Live

1995Oklahoma! (1980 London revival cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein3
1998The King and I (1996 Toho cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2006South Pacific: In Concert from Carnegie Hall (2005 concert cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1
2013The Sound of Music: Music From the NBC Television Event (2013 TV cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein2

Album + Live

20022002-10-13: Richard Rodgers Centennial Celebration: Long Center, Lafayette, IN, USARichard Rodgers; Purdue University Choir, Purdue Symphony Orchestra1


1983Hooked on Rodgers & HammersteinRodgers & Hammerstein; Louis Clark conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1


1940Hits From Pal Joey (1940 original Broadway cast)Rodgers & Hart1
The King and I: Overture / Shall We Dance? / Something Wonderful (1956 film cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1

EP + Soundtrack

1972«Звуки Музыки» - Песни Из КинофильмаРичард Роджерс, О. Хамерстайн1

Other + Soundtrack

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997 film)Rodgers & Hammerstein1

Broadcast + Soundtrack + Live

2013Carousel (2013 PBS Lincoln Center concert cast)Rodgers & Hammerstein1

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