The Michael Feinstein Songbook

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19981213

Pianist and singer Michael Feinstein presents a five-part series profiling five American songwriters. In the fourth programme, he describes his collaboration with Broadway composer Jule Styne.

19981206

Pianist and singer Michael Feinstein presents a five-part series profiling five American songwriters. In the third programme, composer Burton Lane recalls - and demonstrates on piano - the often tortuous business of song collaboration. Featuring Ruth Etting, Al Jolson, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand on disc.

19981122

Pianist and singer Michael Feinstein profiles five American songwriters. In this first programme, he recalls his close friendship as assistant and archivist to lyricist Ira Gershwin.

19980109

A five-part series in which American singer-pianist Michael Feinstein presents a personal profile of five American songwriters. In the first programme, he recalls his close friendship as amanuensis to Ira Gershwin.

19980123

A five-part series in which American singer/pianist Michael Feinstein presents a personal profile of five American songwriters. In the third programme he is joined by composer Burton Lane who recalls and demonstrates on piano the often tortuous business of song collaboration. With Ruth Etting, Al Jolson, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand on disc.

19980130

A five-part series in which American singer/pianist Michael Feinstein presents a personal profile of five American songwriters. In the fourth programme, he recalls his collaboration with composer Jule Styne.

19980206

A five-part series in which American singer-pianist Michael Feinstein presents a personal profile of five American songwriters. In the final programme, he recalls his collaboration with the pianist Hugh Martin.

19981220

Pianist and singer Michael Feinstein presents a five-part series profiling five American songwriters. In the last programme, he recalls his collaboration with pianist Hugh Martin.

20000908

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a series on some of the great songwriters. In this programme, he profiles Jimmy Van Heusen.

20000915

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a series on some of the great songwriters. In this programme, a profile of Antonio Carlos Jobim

20000922

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a series about some of the great songwriters. In this programme, he talks to Jonathan Schwartz, whose father Arthur Schwartz composed some very distinctive American melodies.

20000929

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a series about some of the great songwriters. Featuring outstanding cover versions of Lennon and McCartney's Songbook.

20001006

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a series about some of the great songwriters.

This final programme looks at the extraordinary legacy bequeathed by Walter Donaldson, with help from his daughter Ellen.

20011130

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein concludes a nine-part series on great songwriters.

20031017

1/8. Peggy Lee: Michael Feinstein returns with an eight-part series on some of the great singers and songwriters. The first programme focuses on the inimitable Peggy Lee.

20031024

2/8: Harry Revel. Michael Feinstein profiles Harry Revel who played piano in bands across Europe then found fame and fortune in Hollywood teaming up with another European émigré, Mack Gordon.

20031031

3/8. The Newman Dynasty: American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series on some of the great singers and songwriters.

20031107

4/8. Ray Noble: Michael celebrates the centenary of the British songwriter and band leader Ray Noble who wrote a number of popular songs including Goodnight Sweetheart and The Very Thought Of You.

20031114

5/8. Duke Ellington: American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series on some of the great singers and songwriters. Tonight, Duke Ellington.

20031121

6/8. Dorothy Fields: American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series on some of the great singers and songwriters.

Hello, Dolly!19981129

Pianist and singer Michael Feinstein presents a five-part series profiling five American songwriters. In the second programme, Jerry Herman reveals how he got the commission to compose `Hello, Dolly!' from Broadway showman David Merrick. Featuring Louis Armstrong and Robert Preston on disc.

Mame19980116

A five-part series in which American singer/pianist Michael Feinstein presents a personal profile of five American songwriters. In the second programme, he is joined by Jerry Herman in conversation and on vocals and piano, with songs from `Mame' and `La cage aux folles'.

0120021122

Michael Feinstein returns with a six-part series on some of the great songwriters. The first programme features the Welsh-born master of lush, romantic melodies, Ivor Novello

0220021129

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a six-part series on some of the great songwriters. This programme explores the work of composer and arranger Johnny Green.

03Mort Shuman20021206

Michael Feinstein presents a six-part series on some of the great songwriters. This third programme takes a look at the prolific output of lyricist Mort Shuman.

0420021213

Michael Feinstein presents a six-part series on some of the great songwriters. This fourth programme profiles the career of Sammy Fain with the help of his son Frank.

0520021220

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a series on some of the great songwriters. This programme profiles the Cotton Club's resident songwriter, Harold Arlen

06Jimmy Webb20021227

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a series on some of the great songwriters. This programme profiles the work of songwriter Jimmy Webb.

199C0119990924

American entertainer and archivist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series featuring some of the great songwriters.

This first programme focuses on Henry Mancini, and Monica Mancini - the composer's daughter - talks about her father's extensive songwriting output.

199C0219991001

American entertainer and archivist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series featuring some of the great songwriters.

This second programme features the songs of composer Ralph Rainger.

He and his lyric-writing partner Leo Robin became one of the most sought after songwriting teams in Hollywood.

199C03The Shadow Of Your Smile19991008

American entertainer and archivist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series about great songwriters.

This third programme focuses on Johnny Mandel, whose jazz background served him well as a film composer.

The composer recalls the origins of the film songs that became major hits, including `The Shadow of Your Smile' and the theme from `MASH'.

199C0419991015

American entertainer and archivist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series about great songwriters.

This fourth programme focuses on the partnership of Burt Bacharach and Hal David - a team who forged a unique composition style in the 1960s.

In conversation with Michael Feinstein, Hal David recalls the team's extraordinarily prolific collaboration with Dionne Warwick.

199C05Fiddler On The Roof19991022

American entertainer and archivist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series about great songwriters.

This fifth programme focuses on songwriter Jerry Bock, who has composed exclusively for the Broadway stage and was the creator of `Fiddler on the Roof'.

199C0619991029

American entertainer and archivist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series about great songwriters.

This sixth programme focuses on Harry Warren, one of the leading names in the history of Hollywood musicals, having composed for a number of stars including Betty Grable, Alice Faye and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

199C0719991105

American entertainer and archivist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series about great songwriters.

This seventh programme profiles the songwriting aspect of Andre Previn's multifaceted career.

199C0819991112

American entertainer and archivist Michael Feinstein presents an eight-part series about great songwriters.

In this last programme, he introduces songs from the early years of the Rodgers and Hart partnership.

200C0120000811

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a series on some of the great songwriters.

This first programme focuses on the words and music of Stephen Sondheim.

200C02Around The World In 80 Days20000818

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a series on some of the great songwriters.

This programme spotlights Victor Young, who contributed music to over 350 films as a composer and arranger, culminating in his Oscar-winning `Around the World in 80 Days'.

200C0320000825

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a series on some of the great songwriters.

In this programme, he profiles the prolific composer and lyricist Leslie Bricusse.

201D0120011005

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a nine-part series on some of the great songwriters.

This first programme focuses on the work of Jimmy McHugh.

201D02Yip20011012

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a nine-part series on great songwriters.

This second programme profiles the work of lyricist E Y `Yip' Harburg.

201D03They20011019

Michael Feinstein presents a series on great songwriters.

Lyricist Carol Bayer Sager talks about her co-writers such as Burt Bacharach and the musical `They're Playing Our Song'.

201D0420011026

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents the fourth in a nine-part series on great songwriters.

This programme focuses on award-winning lyricist Jimmy Van Heusen.

201D05Seven Brides For Seven Brothers20011102

Michael Feinstein presents a nine-part series on great songwriters.

This fifth programme focuses on Gene de Paul, who composed the score for `Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'.

201D0620011109

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a nine-part series on great songwriters.

This sixth programme concentrates on the brilliance of Cole Porter

201D0720011116

American singer and pianist Michael Feinstein presents a nine-part series on great songwriters.

This seventh programme talks to Paul Williams about his career.