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Lorenz Hart

Lorenz Hart

Born: 1895 Died: 1943

Lorenz Milton Hart was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Some of his more famous lyrics include "Blue Moon," "Mountain Greenery," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Manhattan," "Where or When," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "Falling in Love with Love," "My Funny Valentine," "I Could Write a Book", "This Can't Be Love", "With a Song in My Heart", "It Never Entered My Mind", and "Isn't It Romantic?".

Hart was born in Harlem, the elder of two sons, to Jewish immigrant parents, Max M. and Frieda (Isenberg) Hart, of German background. His father, a business promoter, sent Hart and his brother to private schools

By 1918, Hart was working for the Shubert brothers, partners in theatre, translating German plays into English. In 1919, his and Rodgers' song "Any Old Place With You" was included in the Broadway musical comedy A Lonely Romeo. In 1920, six of their songs were used in the musical comedy Poor Little Ritz Girl, which also had music by Sigmund Romberg. They were hired to write the score for the 1925 Theatre Guild production The Garrick Gaieties, the success of which brought them acclaim.

Rodgers and Hart subsequently wrote the music and lyrics for 26 Broadway musicals during a more-than-20-year partnership that ended shortly before Hart's early death. Their "big four" were Babes in Arms, The Boys From Syracuse, Pal Joey, and On Your Toes. The Rodgers and Hart songs have been described as intimate and destined for long lives outside the theater. Many of their songs are standard repertoire for singers and jazz instrumentalists. Notable singers who have performed and recorded their songs have included Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, and Carly Simon. Hart has been called "the expressive bard of the urban generation which matured during the interwar years."

According to Thomas Hischak, Hart "had a remarkable talent for polysyllabic and internal rhymes",(6) and his lyrics have often been praised for their wit and technical sophistication.

According to Stephen Holden, a writer in The New York Times, "Many of Hart's ballad lyrics conveyed a heart-stopping sadness that reflected his conviction that he was physically too unattractive to be lovable." The New York Times writer also noted that "In his lyrics, as in his life, Hart stands as a compellingly lonely figure. Although he wrote dozens of songs that are playful, funny and filled with clever wordplay, it is the rueful vulnerability beneath their surface that lends them a singular poignancy.

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Professional Tracks for Serious Singers : Sing the Songs of Rodgers and Hart (for Female Vocalists) : Solo : Songbook & CD : Richard Rodgers Lorenz Hart : 888680043254 : 1941566103 : 00141144

Professional Tracks for Serious Singers : Sing the Songs of Rodgers and Hart (for Female Vocalists)

Review: Eight hits from Rodgers & Hart are presented in this package which is designed to provide the at-home singer with an actual professional setting. The CD features orchestral interludes and instrumental solos typical of a live club performance, retaining the natural performance flow of an actual performance with an accompanying rhythm section or orchestra. Includes the songs: I Didn't Know What Time It Was My Funny Valentine Nobody's Heart Belongs to Me A Ship Without a Sail Dancing on the Ceiling It Never Entered My Mind There's a Small Hotel Where or When.

Songlist: I Didn't Know What Time It Was, My Funny Valentine, Nobody's Heart Belongs to Me, A Ship Without a Sail, Dancing on the Ceiling, It Never Entered My Mind, There's a Small Hotel, Where or When

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Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart : Rodgers and Hart - A Musical Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart : 073999295603 : 0881883379 : 00307940

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart : Rodgers and Hart - A Musical Anthology

Review: A massive collection of 73 songs, including a foreword by Dorothy Rodgers and indexes by show title and song title. Songs include: Bewitched - Blue Moon - Ev'rybody Loves You - Falling in Love With Love - Have You Met Miss Jones? - I Could Write a Book - I Didn't Know What Time It Was - Isn't It Romantic? - The Lady Is a Tramp - Manhattan - The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - My Funny Valentine - My Romance - Sentimental Me - There's a Small Hotel - Thou Swell - You Took Advantage of Me - and more. Selections range from their most popular productions to some never-before published material - a real collector's item! 288 pages.

Songlist: Soon, Manhattan, Any Old Place With You, At The Roxy Music Hall, Bye And Bye, Here In My Arms, Bewitched, Blue Moon, The Blue Room, Can't You Do A Friend A Favor?, 'Cause We Got Cake, College On Broadway, Come And Tell Me, Dancing On The Ceiling, Disgustingly Rich, Everybody Loves You, Ev'rything I've Got, Falling In Love With Love, Quiet Night, The Girl Friend, Give It Back To The Indians, Glad To Be Unhappy, Happy Hunting Horn, Have You Met Miss Jones?, He Was Too Good To Me, I Could Write A Book, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, I Gotta Get Back To New York, I Like To Recognize The Tune, I Married An Angel, I Wish I Were In Love Again, I'd Rather Be Right, I've Got Five Dollars, Isn't It Romantic?, It Never Entered My Mind, It's A Lovely Day For A Murder, It's Easy To Remember, It's Got To Be Love, Johnny One-Note, Jupiter Forbid, The Lady is a Tramp, Little Girl Blue, Love Me Tonight, Lover, Mimi, Moon Of My Delight, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, Mountain Greenery, My Funny Valentine, My Heart Stood Still, My Romance, Nobody's Heart, On A Desert Island With Thee, Sentimental Me, A Ship Without A Sail, Sing For Your Supper, Spring Is Here, Ten Cents A Dance, There's A Small Hotel, This Can't Be Love, This Funny World, Thou Swell, To Keep My Love Alive, A Tree In The Park, Wait Till You See Her, Where Or When, Where's That Rainbow?, Who Are You?, With A Song In My Heart, You Are Too Beautiful, You Mustn't Kick It Around, You Took Advantage Of Me, You're Nearer

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