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Orginally released 1965 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT / 15 tracks
When Oscar Hammerstein’s death left him without a collaborator, composer Richard Rodgers enlisted Hammerstein’s protégé, Stephen Sondheim, to write the lyrics for his new show, based on the Katharine Hepburn film, Summertime. But the songs – notwithstanding Rodgers’s gorgeous melodies – didn’t have the sharp edge needed to keep a mature audience interested in this story of an American spinster who finds romance on a holiday in Venice, nor did the furtive book written by Arthur Laurents. It opened on March 18, 1965 at the 46th Street Theatre and closed after a run of 220 performances. First LP release: March 1965.