This Day in Music – 1895: Oscar Hammerstein II is born

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Librettist Oscar Hammerstein II formed an iconic partnership with Richard Rogers on musicals such as The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, and Carousel. The duo won various awards for a range musical genres spanning Oscars, Tony’s, and Pulitzers. Work with the composer Jerome Kern would help Kern’s career as a pioneer in the burgeoning American pop music scene. Below is a video from The Sound of Music featuring our last cover article feature, Christopher Plummer.

Sound of Music “Finale – Climb Ev’ry Mountain”

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Editorial Assistant Weiyu Dang currently lives in Montreal because of his intense affection for the STM. While he attends McGill to pursue a double major in English and History, Young Wei purposefully lives far from school to capitalize on the metro commute potential. Musical interests include Bartok, Hard Bop, and YG. Weiyu worked for La Scena Musicale from July 4th to August 1st, 2016.

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