My Fair Lady, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
and music by Frederick Loewe, was first staged in 1956.
Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe wrote together from 1942 until the 1970s.
Less well known is the fact that the screenplay was by none other than Alan Jay Lerner
Classical Crossover Album: ``Beautiful Star - A Celebration of Christmas,'' Buryl Red, conductor; ``Christmas by the Bay,'' Vance George; ``If Ever I Would Leave You - The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner
,'' Bryn Terfel; ``Meyer: Short Trip Home,'' Joshua Bell, violin, and others; ``Schickele: Hornsmoke,'' Chestnut Brass Co.
The 1964 delight, which scooped eight Oscars, featured Jeremy Brett (TV's Sherlock Holmes) as besotted suitor Freddy Eynsford-Hill crooning the Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe hit.
Here it proves its worth with witty and sentimental lyrics from the great Alan Jay Lerner
and music from Frederick Loewe which, if not quite matching the same team's My Fair Lady, has its great moments.
The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences also announced Wednesday that Trustees Awards recognizing nonperforming industry contributors will honor the music teams of Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, and Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
TRUSTEES' NON-PERFORMER AWARDS: The songwriting teams of Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, and Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoler.
Featured Broadway composer/lyricist teams include Ira and George Gershwin, Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and individual songwriters Lorenz Hart, Meredith Willson and Frank Loesser.
WRITTEN by Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe for My Fair Lady, Jeremy Brett sang it as Freddy Eynsford- Hill in the 1964 film version.
THE successful Alan Jay Lerner
stage musical Paint Your Wagon was made into a movie in 1969.
Considered the first major success of the songwriting team of Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe, the 1947 musical tells the story of two men who get lost while hunting and chance upon Brigadoon, a town that emerges for only one day every 100 years.
Alan Jay Lerner
, whose work Ira Gershwin praised (Lerner wrote the script for MGM's ``An American in Paris''), was among the most successful musical comedy lyricists of the 1950s and '60s.
But Gigi is best remembered for its Oscar-winning 1958 incarnation as a lush, luminous movie musical, dripping with Gallic charm and the irresistible songs of Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe.
The lyrics and music by Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe ("My Fair Lady") include such memorable songs as "Camelot," "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "Where Are the Simple Joys of Maidenhood.