The songs of Jerome Kern

The songs of Jerome Kern by Dominic Alldis

When Jerome Kern died in 1945, America lost one of its greatest and most beloved composers.  Harry Truman, who was the U.S. president at the time of Kern's death, was quoted as saying "Kern's melodies will live in our voices and warm our hearts for many years to come.... The man who gave them to us earned a lasting place in his nation's history."  As well as the timeless melodies, Kern also gave us the first fully integrated Broadway musical, Show Boat.

In The songs of Jerome Kern, Dominic recounts key moments from Kern’s life and performs many of his most memorable songs.

A Fine Romance
All The Things You Are
I’m Old Fashioned
Long Ago and Far Away
Ol’ Man River
Pick Yourself Up
Make Believe
Remind Me
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
The Song Is You
The Way You Look Tonight
They Didn’t Believe Me
You Couldn’t Be Cuter

Other songs

The versatile French composer Michel Legrand has produced an impressively broad range of music in his long and illustrious career, ranging from film soundtracks and French 'chansons' to jazz and classical music. 

The Broadway musicals of Cole Porter – from “Kiss Me Kate” and “Anything Goes” to “Silk Stockings” and “Can Can” – set the standards of style and wit to which today’s composers and lyricists aspire.