ALICE HAMMERSTEIN MATHIAS, a daughter of Oscar Hammerstein II, is the Hammerstein family representative to The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. The recipient of several ASCAP Awards, she is the lyricist and co-author of BABES IN TOYLAND, an adaptation of the Victor Herbert operetta, and she also wrote English lyrics to versions of Franz Lehar's THE MERRY WIDOW and Johann Strauss' A NIGHT IN VENICE, all of which were presented in the repertory of the Light Opera of Manhattan (LOOM). She was also associated with conductor Thomas Scherman and his Little Orchestra Society, for whom she translated lyrics for the American premiere of Richard Strauss' INTERMEZZO and adapted Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE for presentation by puppets, both of which were performed at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Mrs. Mathias created a revue, SOMETHING WONDERFUL, based on the songs of her father, and with her late husband Phil Mathias, she wrote and produced a Centennial tribute to Jerome Kern. Mrs. Mathias currently resides in Westchester, New York.
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This new book features more than 850 lyrics, from "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" to "Some Enchanted Evening." Edited by Amy Asch, with an Introduction by Ted Chapin, and an essay, "Random Reflections," by Alice Hammerstein Mathias...Read More