The Ballad of John Latouche

This book draws widely on archival collections both at home and abroad, including Latouche's diaries and the papers of Bernstein, Ellington, Moore, Moross, and many others, to tell for the first time, the story of this fascinating man and ...

Author: Howard Pollack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190458317

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Born into a poor Virginian family, John Treville Latouche (1914-56), in his short life, made a profound mark on America's musical theater as a lyricist, book writer, and librettist. The wit and skill of his lyrics elicited comparisons with the likes of Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, and Cole Porter, but he had too, noted Stephen Sondheim, "a large vision of what musical theater could be," and he proved especially venturesome in helping to develop a lyric theater that innovatively combined music, word, dance, and costume and set design. Many of his pieces, even if not commonly known today, remain high points in the history of American musical theater. "A great American genius" in the words of Duke Ellington, Latouche initially came to wide public attention in his early twenties with his cantata for soloist and chorus, Ballad for Americans (1939), with music by Earl Robinson-a work that swept the nation during the Second World War. Other milestones in his career included the all-black musical fable, Cabin in the Sky (1940), with Vernon Duke; an interracial updating of John Gay's classic, The Beggar's Opera, as Beggar's Holiday (1946), with Duke Ellington; two acclaimed Broadway operas with Jerome Moross: Ballet Ballads (1948) and The Golden Apple (1954); one of the most enduring operas in the American canon, The Ballad of Baby Doe (1956), with Douglas Moore; and the operetta Candide (1956), with Leonard Bernstein and Lillian Hellman. Extremely versatile, he also wrote cabaret songs, participated in documentary and avant-garde film, translated poetry, adapted plays, and much else. Meanwhile, as one of Manhattan's most celebrated raconteurs and hosts, he developed a wide range of friends in the arts, including, to name only a few, Paul and Jane Bowles (whom he introduced to each other), Yul Brynner, John Cage, Jack Kerouac, Frederick Kiesler, Carson McCullers, Frank O'Hara, Dawn Powell, Ned Rorem, Virgil Thomson, Gore Vidal, and Tennessee Williams-a dazzling constellation of diverse artists working in sundry fields, all attracted to Latouche's brilliance and joie de vivre, not to mention his support for their work. This book draws widely on archival collections both at home and abroad, including Latouche's diaries and the papers of Bernstein, Ellington, Moore, Moross, and many others, to tell for the first time, the story of this fascinating man and his work.
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The Ballad of John Latouche

BALLAD FOR AMERICANS” by Earl Robinson and John Latouche. © 1939 (Renewed) Sony/ATV Music ... “BALLAD OF BABY DOE” by Douglas Moore and John Latouche.

Author: Howard Pollack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190458300

Category: Music

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Born into a poor Virginian family, John Treville Latouche (1914-56), in his short life, made a profound mark on America's musical theater as a lyricist, book writer, and librettist. The wit and skill of his lyrics elicited comparisons with the likes of Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, and Cole Porter, but he had too, noted Stephen Sondheim, "a large vision of what musical theater could be," and he proved especially venturesome in helping to develop a lyric theater that innovatively combined music, word, dance, and costume and set design. Many of his pieces, even if not commonly known today, remain high points in the history of American musical theater. "A great American genius" in the words of Duke Ellington, Latouche initially came to wide public attention in his early twenties with his cantata for soloist and chorus, Ballad for Americans (1939), with music by Earl Robinson-a work that swept the nation during the Second World War. Other milestones in his career included the all-black musical fable, Cabin in the Sky (1940), with Vernon Duke; an interracial updating of John Gay's classic, The Beggar's Opera, as Beggar's Holiday (1946), with Duke Ellington; two acclaimed Broadway operas with Jerome Moross: Ballet Ballads (1948) and The Golden Apple (1954); one of the most enduring operas in the American canon, The Ballad of Baby Doe (1956), with Douglas Moore; and the operetta Candide (1956), with Leonard Bernstein and Lillian Hellman. Extremely versatile, he also wrote cabaret songs, participated in documentary and avant-garde film, translated poetry, adapted plays, and much else. Meanwhile, as one of Manhattan's most celebrated raconteurs and hosts, he developed a wide range of friends in the arts, including, to name only a few, Paul and Jane Bowles (whom he introduced to each other), Yul Brynner, John Cage, Jack Kerouac, Frederick Kiesler, Carson McCullers, Frank O'Hara, Dawn Powell, Ned Rorem, Virgil Thomson, Gore Vidal, and Tennessee Williams-a dazzling constellation of diverse artists working in sundry fields, all attracted to Latouche's brilliance and joie de vivre, not to mention his support for their work. This book draws widely on archival collections both at home and abroad, including Latouche's diaries and the papers of Bernstein, Ellington, Moore, Moross, and many others, to tell for the first time, the story of this fascinating man and his work.
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The Ballad of John Latouche an American Lyricist s Life and Work

In his short life, the Virginia-born John Treville Latouche (1914-56) made a profound mark on America's musical theater as a lyricist, book writer, and librettist.

Author: Howard Pollack

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In his short life, the Virginia-born John Treville Latouche (1914-56) made a profound mark on America's musical theater as a lyricist, book writer, and librettist. His signature achievements include theatrical works with composers Earl Robinson, Vernon Duke, Duke Ellington, Jerome Moross, and Leonard Bernstein.
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The Ballad of Baby Doe

Author: Douglas Moore

Publisher: Chappell Music Company

ISBN: PSU:000023726031

Category: Music

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(Vocal Score). from the Broadway musical.
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The Ballad of Baby Doe

INTRODUCTION In 1956 , The Ballad of Baby Doe , an American opera by composer Douglas Moore and librettist John Latouche , premiered in Central City ...

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Who Wrote that Song

Author: Dick Jacobs

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822016571226

Category: Music

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Lists the songwriter, performer, and year for more than twelve thousand American songs and includes the Academy Award and Grammy award winners
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W 99 " HEN John Latouche heard that sioned some amusement to Latouche the ... and frequently does . song Ballad for Americans , he immedi- He always adds ...

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Library of Congress Catalog

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ISBN: UOM:39015024177282

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A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.
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Prose and Poetry of America

JOHN LATOUCHEBallad for Americans ” is a cantata for baritone and chorus ... In those tense years just before Pearl Harbor , the “ Ballad ” voiced the re ...

Author: Agnes Louise McCarthy

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105049215325

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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Manuel Seigel , Rosa Chandler Mimms & Abe Seigel ( NK of John LaTouche ) ; 10Dec68 ; R481947 . BANJO EYES ; from the production Banjo Eyes , w .

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Douglas Moore s The Ballad of Baby Doe

... The following document is intended for use as a tool in the study of The Ballad of Baby Doe , an opera by Douglas Moore with libretto by John Latouche .

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Theatre Arts

They found such a one in John Latouche and Ballad for Americans , Ballet Ballads and The Golden Apple were the result of their collaboration , the last ...

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Social History of the United States

It was composed by the Seattle - born composer Earl Robinson , with lyrics by John LaTouche . The ballad opened with a tribute to the Revolutionary War : In ...

Author: Cecelia Bucki

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ISBN: PSU:000065678398

Category: Nineteen thirties

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This ten-volume encyclopedia explores the social history of 20th century America in rich, authoritative detail, decade by decade, through the eyes of its everyday citizens.
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The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015034859606

Category: Music

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The first encyclopedia of theatre songs from Broadway shows, this work features facts on over 1,800 songs from over 500 musicals.
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American Song Songwriters

Lyrics by John Latouche : Boogy - Woogy ; Cabin in the Sky ; Do What You Wanna Do ; Egyptian Ballet ; Flatfoot's Theme ( inst . ) ; Fugue ; General's Song ...

Author: Ken Bloom

Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1996-c2001.

ISBN: 0028654765

Category: Musical theater

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The Music Magazine Musical Courier

In the evening we heard excerpts from John Latouche's Ballad of Baby Doe on " Omnibus . " The Balzac story has received operatic treatment several times ...

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