Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch

What He Did for Love

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Composer, conductor, genius, and mensch: Marvin Hamlisch earned four Grammys, four Emmys, three Oscars, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize before his untimely death, making him one of only two PEGOT winners ever. Hit after hit--The way we were, Nobody does it better, and scores for The sting, Sophie's choice, and the Broadway juggernaut A chorus line, made him the go-to composer and performer for film, Broadway, every U.S. President since Reagan and concert halls worldwide. Includes interviews with Hamlisch's family, friends, and collaborators, including his wife Terre Blair Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice, Joe Torre, Woody Allen, John Lithgow, Lucie Arnaz, Ann-Margret, Sir Howard Stringer, Kelli O'Hara, Brian D'Arcy James, Idina Menzel, Melissa Manchester, Carole Bayer Sager, and others.


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Jul 27, 2014

Possibly born a little late to have been part of the generation of the great american composers but not to be really excluded. Also, his music is part of that generation and he could have been more popular and could also have churned more beautiful music compared to his present output. I am inclined to believe that his early success is an indication of the last of that generation to embrace his music in a popular sense and not just an icon of musical greatness but with no mass appeal. I love his music and I hope the youth of today will discover what real music is and Marvin's contribution is just a pittance in that wide spectrum of great standards.


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