Complete your Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd - Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza collection.
Book by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Joshua Logan, Adapted from James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize Winning "Tales of the South Pacific". Matrix, Runout (Label side a): ZSP 3741. Matrix, Runout (Label side b): ZSP 3742. Matrix, Runout (Label side c): ZSP 3743.
Catalog number mm-850 is on the front of album box, MM-850 is on the inside left on box lid and MM 850 is on the center labels. Matrix, Runout (A Side Center Label): CO 41180. Matrix, Runout (B Side Center Label): CO 41184. Matrix, Runout (C Side Center Label): CO 41189. Matrix, Runout (D Side Center Label): CO 41190. Matrix, Runout (E Side Center Label): CO 41183.
Lyrics By – Oscar Hammerstein II. Music By – Richard Rodgers. Orchestrated By – Robert Russell Bennett. Photography By – Philippe Halsman. Photography By – Zinn Arthur. Vocals – Juanita Hall. Vocals – Ezio Pinza. Vocals – Mary Martin.
Rodgers and Hammerstein refers to the duo of composer Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and lyricist-dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960), who together were an influential, innovative and successful American musical theatre writing team. They created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what is considered the "golden age" of musical theatre.
South Pacific Cast Recording. Original 1949 Broadway Cast Recording. The dance music and the incidental stuff is useful to rehearse with.
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's fourth musical, South Pacific, was based on several stories in James A. Michener's book Tales of the South Pacific, specifically two that dealt with wartime romances complicated by racial issues. Lyricist and co-librettist Hammerstein had first taken on the issue of racial tolerance in Show Boat in 1927; here, he renewed the theme by exploring the relationship between an older French planter with two young half-Polynesian children and a young American nurse from Arkansas, and between an American lieutenant and a native girl. The result was a massive hit. Opening on Broadway April 7, 1949, South Pacific ran 1,925 performances, longer than any musical before it except Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! The score was even more popular, if possible.