Interview with Abe Burrows, 1971-11-18

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Title
Interview with Abe Burrows, 1971-11-18
Additional title: They're playing our song
Names
Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985 (Interviewee)
Wilk, Max (Interviewer)
Collection

Interviews for the book "They're playing our song"

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971-11-18
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 53143
Shelf locator: *LT-10 2155
Topics
Burrows, Abe, 1910-1985
Loesser, Frank, 1910-1969
Porter, Cole, 1891-1964
Theatrical producers and directors
Radio producers and directors
Lyricists -- United States
Composers -- United States
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Source note: Title supplied by cataloger from information on the original container.
Original interview conducted by Max Wilk, playwright, screenwriter and author of fiction and nonfiction books, for the book "They're playing our song" published in 1973.
Venue: Recorded in New York City 1971 November 18.
Additional physical form: Also available on CD (1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original in *LDC 53143.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 50 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips., 1/2 track mono ; 10 in.
Description
Burrows speaks about the significance of composers and downplays the importance of librettists and lyricists. At Wilk's request, Burrows, who wrote, doctored, and directed many Broadway shows, talks about Frank Henry Loesser, an American songwriter who wrote lyrics to the Broadway's hits "Guys and dolls" and "How to succeed in business without really trying," and many others, and discusses his collaboration with Loesser. He also speaks about Cole Porter whom he knew very closely, and points out Porter's qualities that made him stand out among his brethren.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 879646737
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20202511
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 62435090-b3f9-0133-5b6c-3c07547a230f
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1910: Creator Born
  • 1971: Created
  • 1985: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Abe Burrows, 1971-11-18" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1971. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/64c88c50-b3f9-0133-733d-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Abe Burrows, 1971-11-18" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 22, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/64c88c50-b3f9-0133-733d-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1971). Interview with Abe Burrows, 1971-11-18 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/64c88c50-b3f9-0133-733d-3c07547a230f

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Abe Burrows, 1971-11-18