Film, Video Rodgers & Hammerstein: Introduction & Oklahoma!

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  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Introduction & Oklahoma!


  • Michael Feinstein explores the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein in this first of a series of videos. The first episode introduces Rodgers & Hammerstein as two leading figures in American musical theater history, and delves into the creation of Oklahoma's most famous song, "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

Event Date

  • February 03, 2014


  • -  Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer, dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House, Buckingham Palace, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl. Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America's popular song and preserving its legacy for future generations. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, as well as the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition. Michael serves on the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board.

Running Time

  • 9 minutes 22 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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