手机APP下载

您现在的位置: 首页 > 在线广播 > VOA慢速英语 > VOA慢速-美国人物志 > 正文

VOA美国人物志(翻译+字幕+讲解):美国著名音乐家—理查德·罗杰斯

来源:可可英语 编辑:hoy ?  VIP免费外教试听课 |  可可官方微信:ikekenet
 下载MP3到电脑  批量下载MP3和LRC到手机
加载中..
wq;SI%CbHJlu3zxI)w

Y=Xw9-%1J4gq9c|Q^Hy

I'm Mary Tillotson. And I'm Shirley Griffith with the VOA Special English Program, People in America.
That is music from the television show "Victory At Sea" written in nineteen fifty-two. The man who composed that beautiful music is known mainly as a writer of show songs. He wrote more than one thousand songs that helped tell stories in theaters, on television and in the movies. His music has been heard in more than two hundred movies and two thousand television shows.
Some experts say his music created more happiness than that of any other American popular composer. His name was Richard Rodgers. Today, we tell his story.
Richard Charles Rodgers was born in New York City on June twenty-eighth, nineteen-oh-two. Both his parents enjoyed singing and playing the piano. His grandparents loved opera and took their grandson to many productions. Richard attended many Broadway shows as a child.
Richard Rodgers began playing the piano by the age of three. At the age of fifteen, he decided that he would work in the musical theater. That same year, he wrote the music for a stage show presented by a local group of young people. Then, he wrote music for a production by students at Columbia University.
Other future show business leaders were also involved in the Columbia productions. Two of these men would be very important in Richard Rodgers' life-- Oscar Hammerstein and Lorenz Hart.
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart worked as a songwriting team for more than twenty years. Their first hit song was in the musical "The Garrick Gaities" produced in nineteen twenty-five. The song is still performed today. Here is Mickey Rooney singing "Manhattan."
Rodgers wrote the music first, then Hart put words to the music. They also wrote songs for the movies. One of their most widely known songs comes from a movie, "Blue Moon." Many singers have recorded it since it was written in nineteen thirty-four. It was even a rock and roll hit for the Marcels in the nineteen sixties.
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart stopped working together in the early nineteen forties. Hart was an unhappy man. He was in poor health as a result of a serious drinking problem. It was increasingly difficult for Rodgers to work with him. Richard Rodgers turned to another old friend -- Oscar Hammerstein.
美国著名音乐家—理查德·罗杰斯.png

+9G+RC=rtr

Rodgers and Hammerstein worked differently than did Rodgers and Hart. Oscar Hammerstein would write the words and give them to Rodgers. Rodgers then would write music to go with the words.
Their first show together was the historic "Oklahoma!" It opened in nineteen forty-three. Critics have called it a revolution in American theater. Rodgers and Hammerstein were praised for writing songs that developed the show and helped tell the story.
"Oklahoma!" still is performed on Broadway and in other theaters around the world. Here is the famous title song from the first Broadway production.
Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the songs for nine musical plays, including "The King And I," "Flower Drum Song," and "The Sound of Music." Their musical plays were also made as movies.
Their songs expressed love and pain and told about social problems. One example is this song from the musical "South Pacific" that opened in nineteen forty-nine. One of the men in the musical is in love with a woman of a different race. He sings a song expressing the conflict between his racial feelings and his love. The song is called "You've Got to be Carefully Taught." Listen to William Tabbert who sang it first on Broadway.
Richard Rodgers wrote both the words and the music for Broadway shows following Oscar Hammerstein's death in nineteen sixty. Critics say the best of these is "No Strings". It explored a romance between a black woman and a white man. The main song is "The Sweetest Sounds." Richard Kiley and Diahann Carroll sang it on Broadway.
Richard Rodgers and his wife Dorothy had two daughters and six grandchildren. One daughter and two grandsons also write music. Richard Rogers died in nineteen seventy-nine. He was seventy-seven years old. Books written about his life describe him as a cold man who was often depressed. Family members say he was only able to express himself through music.
Richard Rodgers once said the show he liked the best was "Carousel," the second musical he wrote with Oscar Hammerstein. It is a sad story about a young girl who marries a thief. One of the songs in the show now is considered to have a religious influence. Here is the song, "You'll Never Walk Alone".
Music experts say that a Richard Rodgers show is always playing somewhere in the world -- on Broadway, in theaters in different countries, in local school productions. And people all over the world still enjoy the movies linked to Richard Rodgers. Movies with wonderful music such as "State Fair", "South Pacific", "Pal Joey", "The Sound of Music", "Oklahoma" and "Carousel".

4OT&#(MYuv%b1d(ujxfL

,(uOwOG_Ht5cRlpGkhZPc(Rj[ioUWr;rRwXQ*](PHgLf~InHC)3-5

重点单词   查看全部解释    
unhappy [ʌn'hæpi]

想一想再看

adj. 不快乐的,不高兴的

 
composed [kəm'pəuzd]

想一想再看

adj. 镇静的,沉着的

联想记忆
strings [striŋz]

想一想再看

n. (乐器的)弦 名词string的复数形式

 
depressed [di'prest]

想一想再看

adj. 沮丧的,降低的,不景气的,萧条的,凹陷的,扁平

联想记忆
drum [drʌm]

想一想再看

n. 鼓,鼓声,鼓状物
vi. 击鼓,连续敲击

 
social ['səuʃəl]

想一想再看

adj. 社会的,社交的
n. 社交聚会

 
pacific [pə'sifik]

想一想再看

n. 太平洋
adj. 太平洋的
p

联想记忆
temper ['tempə]

想一想再看

n. 脾气,性情
vt. 使缓和,调和 <

联想记忆
describe [dis'kraib]

想一想再看

vt. 描述,画(尤指几何图形),说成

联想记忆
campaign [kæm'pein]

想一想再看

n. 运动,活动,战役,竞选运动
v. 从事运

联想记忆
?
发布评论我来说2句

    英语学习推荐

    • 英语听写训练
      听写强化训练系统有听写比对,按句停顿,中文翻译、听写错词提示等特色功能.
    • 可可英语微信:ikekenet
      关注可可英语官方微信,每天将会向大家推送短小精悍的英语学习资料..

    科学美国人60秒

    可可英语官方微信(微信号:ikekenet)

    每天向大家推送短小精悍的英语学习资料.

    添加方式1.扫描上方可可官方微信二维码。
    添加方式2.搜索微信号ikekenet添加即可。
    吉林快三 深足奇兵何许人?阿贾克斯首位中国人 今晚才首秀 | 金像奖这5位女星造型都失误了:阿Sa显胖,文淇被吐槽又土又丑 | [ATP周刊]20190323 印第安维尔斯赛最终决战 | 【我与两会】全国人大代表梁文同:坚持农民“本色”为农民“代言” | [时尚大师]安娜苏 紫色主题大秀《秘密花园》 | 考研大军首次突破300万,2020他们因何考研?2020考研考生 | 《创新进行时》 20200106 探秘汽车拆解 | 动物园?菲律宾主场外小羊小狗满地跑 | 《小鬼当家》第三季 “屯粮”被发现 后果很严重 | 《非常6+1》 20200106 小不点大能耐 福娃报喜 | 猛龙主帅承认小卡常规赛划水! 他这样评价 | 西班牙人三球告负 周日足彩任九1151注12128元 | 《今日关注》 20200107 伊朗“严厉复仇” 伊军直接动手 大战一触即发? | 08奥运不只有董方卓进球和谭望嵩飞踹 看大佬们的青葱岁月 | [CBA]约瑟夫-杨狂砍48分 南京同曦大胜广州 | <文本链> <文本链> <文本链> <文本链> <文本链> <文本链>