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The World's Greatest Music
The wordsmiths behind the great works of musical theatre usually get less credit than the composers. But if it weren’t for great writers, we wouldn’t have 'The Marriage of Figaro', 'Carmen' or 'The Rake’s Progress'. So here are ten of the best librettists.
The 20th century's outstanding American librettist, Hammerstein (pictured right) co-wrote more than 800 songs in his hugely successful partnerships with such composers as Jerome Kern, Sigmund Romberg and - most famously - Richard Rodgers (pictured right). Their collaboration produced such classics as 'The Sound of Music', 'Oklahoma', 'Carousel', 'South Pacific' and 'The King and I'.
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