Frederick Loewe (June 10, 1901 - February 14, 1988) was a Tony Award-winning Austrian-American composer. Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem Year 1901 ( MCMI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Events 842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance
Loewe was born in Berlin to Viennese parents Edmond and Rosa Loewe. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. His father Edmond was a noted Jewish operetta star who traveled considerably, to North and South America and throughout much of Europe. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Operetta is a genre of light Opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a Fritz grew up in Berlin and attended a Prussian cadet school from the age of five until he was thirteen. Prussia ( Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Prūsija Prūsija Prusy Old Prussian: Prūsa) was most recently a historic state
At an early age Loewe learned to play piano by ear and helped his father rehearse. He eventually attended a music conservatory in Berlin, one year behind virtuoso Claudio Arrau. Claudio Arrau León ( February 6, 1903 &ndash June 9, 1991) was a Chilean Pianist of world fame for his deep interpretations Both won the coveted Hollander Medal awarded by the school, and Fritz gave performances as a concert pianist while still in Germany.
In 1925, his father received an offer to appear in New York, and Loewe traveled there with him, determined to write for Broadway. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located This proved to be difficult, and he found work playing piano in German clubs in Yorkville and in movie theaters as the accompanist for silent pictures. Yorkville is a neighborhood within the Upper East Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
Loewe began to visit The Lambs Club, a hangout for theater performers, producers, managers, and directors. The Lambs Inc, (aka The Lambs Club) is one of America's oldest theatrical organizations and is based in New York City. It was here that he met Alan J. Lerner in 1942. Alan Jay Lerner ( August 31, 1918 &ndash June 14, 1986) was an American Broadway Lyricist and Librettist Their first collaboration was a musical adaptation of Barry Connor's farce The Patsy called Life of the Party for a Detroit stock company. For other meanings of repertory please see Repertory (disambiguation. It enjoyed a nine-week run and encouraged the duo to join forces with Arthur Pierson for What's Up?, which opened on Broadway in 1943. What's Up? is a musical with a book by Alan Jay Lerner and Arthur Pierson lyrics by Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It ran for 63 performances and was followed two years later by The Day Before Spring. The Day Before Spring is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. One of Broadway's most successful partnerships had been established.
Their first hit was Brigadoon (1947), a romantic fantasy set in a mystical Scottish village, directed by Robert Lewis. Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Robert Lewis ( March 16, 1909 – November 23, 1997) was an American Actor, director, Teacher It was followed in 1951 by the less successful Gold Rush story Paint Your Wagon. The California Gold Rush (1848&ndash1855 began on January 24 1848 when Gold was discovered by James Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California
In 1956 Lerner and Loewe unveiled My Fair Lady. My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw 's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Their adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion retained his social commentary and added unusually appropriate songs for the characters of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, played originally by Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison. George Bernard Shaw ( (26 July 1856 &ndash 2 November 1950 was an Irish Playwright. Pygmalion (1913 is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on the Greek myth of the same name. Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells on October 1 1935) is an award-winning English Actress Sir Reginald “Rex” Carey Harrison (5 March 1908 - 2 June 1990 was an English Academy Award and Tony Award -winning Theatre and It was hugely popular and set box-office records in New York and London. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Together with Lerner, he won the Tony Award for Best Musical. With My Fair Lady a smash hit, MGM took notice, and commissioned them to write the 1958 film musical Gigi, which won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Not to be confused with Gigli. Gigi is a 1958 motion picture musical set in Paris France. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film.
Their next Broadway production, Camelot, received mediocre reviews when it opened. Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics and Frederic Loewe (music The director and producer arranged for stars Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and sing a few numbers from the musical, along with an appearance by Lerner and Loewe. Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 &ndash 5 August 1984 was a Welsh multiple award-winning Actor. Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells on October 1 1935) is an award-winning English Actress Robert Gerard Goulet ( November 26 1933 – October 30 2007) was a Canadian Grammy - and Tony Award - winning The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television Variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, The following morning the box office was swamped with requests, and Camelot became a huge hit.
Loewe then decided to retire to Palm Springs, California, not writing anything until he was approached by Lerner to augment the Gigi film score with additional tunes for a 1973 stage adaptation, which won him his second Tony, this time for Best Original Score. Palm Springs is a desert city in Riverside County, California, approximately 111 miles (177 km east of Los Angeles and 136 miles (225 km northeast of Gigi is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The following year they collaborated on a musical film version of The Little Prince, based on the classic children's tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The Little Prince is a 1974 Musical film with a Screenplay and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe Antoine de Saint Exupéry (ɑ̃twan də sɛ̃tɛgzypeˈʀi ( June 29, 1900 — July 31, 1944) was a French Writer and This film was a critical and box office failure, but has become a cult favorite, with the soundtrack recording and the film itself back in print (on CD and DVD) after many years of being unavailable.
Loewe was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. He remained in Palm Springs until his death.
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