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Encyclopedia > If I Loved You

"If I Loved You" is a popular song. Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (commonly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ...


The music was written by Richard Rodgers, the lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The song was published in 1945. An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He wrote more than 900 published songs, and forty Broadway musicals. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... See also: 1944 in music, other events of 1945, 1946 in music and the list of years in music. // Events Remo Giazotto reconstructs Tomaso Albinonis Adagio in G Minor from a fragment of a trio sonata he discovers among the ruins of the Dresden State Library. ...


The song was introduced by John Raitt and Jan Clayton in the musical Carousel. It was performed in the film version by Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. John Emmett Raitt (January 19, 1917, Santa Ana, California, USA - February 20, 2005, Pacific Palisades, California) was a star of the musical theater stage. ... Jan Clayton (b. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Carousel is a 1945 stage musical by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics) that was adapted from Ferenc Molnars play Liliom. ... Albert Gordon MacRae (born 12 March 1921 in East Orange, New Jersey, – died 24 January 1986 in Lincoln, Nebraska) was an American actor and singer, best known for his appearances in musical films of the 1950s. ... Shirley Jones, in a still from the opening credits of The Partridge Family Shirley Mae Jones (born March 31, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning singer and actress, perhaps best known for her role as Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the television series The Partridge Family...


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The list below includes the aldermen of Chicago in order by ward. ... Dame Julie Andrews, DBE (born October 1, 1935) is an Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award-winning English actress, singer, and author, who became famous for her starring roles in the Broadway musical My Fair Lady and the musical films Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965). ... Dr. Michael Ballam is the general director of the Utah Festival Opera and a professor of music at the Utah State University where he teaches a class entitled Awesomeness of Michael Ballam 1330. ... Isabel Bigley, star of the musical stage on Broadway and London, born in the Bronx, NY, on February 23, 1926, died at age 80 on September 30, 2006. ... Paul Bley is a free jazz pianist born in Montreal in 1932 and long resident in the USA. His music characteristically features strong senses both of melodic voicing and space. ... Robert Brookmeyer (born December 19, 1929) is an American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, and arranger. ... José Carreras The Catalan tenor Josep Carreras (born December 5, 1946) is a famous Spanish opera singer much admired for his Verdi and Puccini roles. ... Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. ... Carmen Cavalarro was an American pianist from New York. ... Chad and Jeremy were a singing folk rock duo in the 1960s, composed of Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde. ... Charlotte Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed on February 21, 1986) is a Welsh pop singer who rose to international fame in childhood as a popular classical singer. ... Soprano Victoria Clark won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2005 for her performance in Adam Guettels The Light in the Piazza. ... Richard Clayderman Richard Clayderman (born Philippe Pagès on December 28, 1953, Paris, France) is a French pianist who has released numerous albums, including renditions and arrangements of popular music, French chansons, and popular piano works of Beethoven, Chopin and Mozart. ... Jan Clayton (b. ... Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Ray Conniff Ray Conniff (born Joseph Raymond Conniff on November 6, 1916 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA, and died October 12, 2002, Escondido, California, USA) was an American musician. ... Michael Crawford (right) as Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do Ave Em Michael Crawford, OBE (born 19 January 1942 in Salisbury, Wiltshire), is an English actor and singer. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Lanza in The Toast of New Orleans Mario Lanza (31 January 1921 – 7 October 1959) was an Italian-American tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed success in the 1950s. ... Jo Stafford Jo Elizabeth Stafford (born November 12, 1917) is a singer whose career spanned the late 1920s through the early 1960s. ... The Vogues were a singing quartet from Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania. ...

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