Interview with Robert Russell Bennett, 1971-11-12

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Title
Interview with Robert Russell Bennett, 1971-11-12
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Bennett, Robert Russell, 1894-1981 (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

Interviews for the book "They're playing our song"

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-11-12
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53144
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2156
Topics
Bennett, Robert Russell, 1894-1981
Arrangers (Musicians)
Lyricists -- United States
Composers -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Source note: Title supplied by cataloger from information on the original container.
Content: Original interview conducted by Max Wilk, playwright, screenwriter and author of fiction and nonfiction books, for the book "They're playing our song" published in 1973.
Venue: Recorded in New York City 1971 November 12.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (2 audio discs : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53144.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 83 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Bennett, an American composer and arranger, best known for his orchestration of many well-known Broadway and Hollywood musicals by composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers, shares his memories of these people and others. The interview is sprinkled with anecdotes from the lives of Gershwin ("bad student, but natural talent"), Berlin ("best songwriter" with "unique inner ear"), Vincent Youmans ("who could not play music just like Berlin"), Kern, Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein ("talented lyricist and reserved person"), Porter, and Harry Ruby. Other topics include analysis of songs as a genre, stress from writing music for movies, and more.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879647128
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202519
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 83436770-b3f9-0133-c038-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Creator Born
  • 1971: Created
  • 1981: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Robert Russell Bennett, 1971-11-12" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/859ef8e0-b3f9-0133-ebd5-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Robert Russell Bennett, 1971-11-12" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/859ef8e0-b3f9-0133-ebd5-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Robert Russell Bennett, 1971-11-12 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/859ef8e0-b3f9-0133-ebd5-3c07547a230f

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Interview with Robert Russell Bennett, 1971-11-12