Richard Rodgers – Do I Hear a Waltz? Part 1
A short history of Richard Rodgers with speculation about what he and Sondheim were feeling before they started their only collaboration. Part 1 of the three episode mini-series on Do I Hear a Waltz features William C. White and Layan Elwazani along with some old audio clips and lots of great music.
William C. White has a website you should visit: http://www.willcwhite.com
William's Twitter: https://twitter.com/willcwhite
William's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/willcwhite
Layan also has a website you should visit: https://www.layanelwazani.com
Layan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/layanelwazani
Layan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/layanelwazani/
The main Richard Rodgers interview used in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3afoA-cgfdE&
But also check out these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8UpXPU_myw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ypJhDS19I
The full short film Makers of Melody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpFyr64Y7Ag
The songs referenced are:
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyaCmhBg4H0
If I Loved You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfCyUugiWm8
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip64ppukfSg
My Funny Valentine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvXywhJpOKs
Something Wonderful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-g_ppBa-TA
Some Enchanted Evening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvePQYLxoRI
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvsBa72dwHg
Thank You So Much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBbTi1QYvhw
You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo
To my knowledge there is only one cast recording ever made of Do I Hear a Waltz?
The original Broadway cast starring Elizabeth Allen and Sergio Franchi (1965)
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