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 (hăm′ər-stīn′, -stēn′), Oscar 1846?-1919.
German-born American operatic manager who founded opera houses in Harlem (1888) and Manhattan (1906). His grandson Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), a lyricist, collaborated on many musicals and is best known for his efforts with Richard Rodgers, such as Oklahoma! (1943) and The Sound of Music (1959).


(ˈhæm ərˌstaɪn)

1. Oscar, 1847?–1919, U.S. theatrical manager, born in Germany.
2. his grandson, Oscar II, 1895–1960, U.S. lyricist and librettist.
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Noun1.Hammerstein - United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960)
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1960 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist, died.
This edition has been revised to include a new foreword by Oscar Hammerstein III, reformatted chapters for a typical academic course, and suggested listening and reading lists.
The stage musical may have its roots in nineteenth century operetta, but Broadway composers like Jerome Kern and poets--also known as lyricists--like Oscar Hammerstein created a new type of musical theatre--sometimes (and often erroneously) labeled "musical comedy.
Many physical and biological systems have been modelled as a Hammerstein structure, such as the Stretch Reflex at the human ankle [1], the mechanical behaviour of lung tissue [2] and the electropneumatic system.
Considered one of the greatest musical works of the 20th Century, Carousel was composed by one of Broadway's most successful partnerships, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, whose stage and screen legacy includes The Sound of Music, Oklahoma
SOUTH PACIFIC: THE COMPLETE BOOK AND LYRICS OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL adds to Applause's Libretto Library series and provides a fine book gathering the complete libretto by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan based on James Michener's winning novel Tales of the South Pacific, a gathering of love stories during wartime.
A pianist I'd worked with at the playhouse told me a casting director for Rodgers and Hammerstein was having open auditions.
Hammerstein spent 20 years at Highland Farm in suburban Philadelphia, where he co-wrote musical blockbusters such as "The King and I,'' "Oklahoma
Earthworks and Road Construction of B42 and the local street in Lower Hammerstein production of retaining walls, noise barriers and transfer BW 2, conversion of the dwelling house Mamuti, production of the bike path from end of construction II.
Show Boat Birmingham Hippodrome WITH lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and music by Jerome Kern, Showboat was the first musical to combine a traditional tale of love found and love betrayed with the more serious themes of miscegenation, drunkenness and gambling.
Carousel, which was voted Time magazine's best musical of the 20th century, was the second to be written by Richard Rogers (book and lyrics) and Oscar Hammerstein II (music) following their 1943 smash hit Oklahoma
Also on the red carpet were British model Jodie Kidd and the club's founder, Simon Hammerstein.