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Stephen Sondheim, in “Finishing the Hat,” said he was not a fan of Lorenz Hart because Hart’s lyrics, like Ira Gershwin’s, “never got to the level of sounding like the way people talk.” Sondheim says Hart was enamoured wirh rhymes. The problem with this criticism is that Hart (in contrast to Sondheim) wrote lyrics that expressed his pain, loneliness, despair. And the songs, written with Richard Rodgers, were often haunting. And they endure forever. (How many Sobndheim songs will endure?). Hart w
This book is probably too arcane for most readers. But if you are interested in the history and development of musical theatre, it is a real treat. It is interesting to note how many of our creative geniuses were privately sad, tormented souls…Lorenz Hart is a prime example.
This book is chock full of the history of Broadway and movie musicals. I never really felt it got to the heart ( excuse the pun!) of Lorenz Hart, a brilliant but deeply unhappy, self loathing alcoholic. I chose this book because I have always felt Rogers and Hart’s songs were a perfect marriage of Roger’s romantic,lyrical music and Hart’s wry, often wistful lyrics. They seemed to balance each other fperfectly, although it is well known that Hart’s alcoholism, his undisciplined work habits drove