Some Enchanted Evening
Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and
Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960)
"Some Enchanted Evening"
from South Pacific
Motion Picture, Broadcasting
Recorded Sound Division
Gift of Composer, 1960 (170A)
Beginning with Oklahoma! (1943) and Carousel (1945), Richard
Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II ushered in what has been called
the Golden Age of the American musical--integrating song, dance,
and drama in the context of serious subject matter and characters.
They wrote many songs that have become popular standards; "Some
Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific (awarded the
Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1950) is one of their best known.