Broadway Sound - The Autobiography & Selected Essays of Robert Russell Bennett
Published by Boydell & Brewer
Bennett is principally responsible for what is known worldwide as the "Broadway sound" and for greatly elevating the status of the theater orchestrator
He worked alongside Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, and Frederick Loewe on much of the Broadway canon
Among the more than 300 musicals on which he worked between 1920 and 1975 are Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Show Boat, South Pacific, and The Sound of Music
The Broadway Sound is the first publication of Bennett's autobiography, and also includes eight of his most important essays on the art of orchestration.
20 b/w illustrations - 376 pages