Music: Music, Jul. 5, 1943

The Boys That Make the Noise

Broadway was busy last week with show business and applause. But there was little applause, because there was little recognition, for four of the busiest, most accomplished men on Broadway.

According to legend, the composers of Broadway's musical shows are one-finger pianists who can read music barely, if at all. The legend is exaggerated. If they had a mind to, composers like Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Sigmund Romberg and Jerome Kern could turn out a musical score complete from piccolo to glockenspiel. In the more leisurely days of...

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