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Hammerstein vs. Hart 
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I was inspired by the Idina vs. Cheno page.

Who do you prefer?
Do you think the difference affected the way Rodgers wrote music?

Keep it friendly.
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Its impossible to compare.
Hart was a world class wit. a master of clever rhymes and turn of phrases.

Hammerstien was a world class poet. sentiomental, heart on sleeve. to the point.

i like both.

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While I respect Hart quite a bit, my "heart" (pun intended) goes to Hammerstein. He gets the edge in my book because of his work on Show Boat, one of my all-time favorites.

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Fri May 07, 2010 1:48 pm
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I have more exposure to Hammerstein, but I do have a problem with how saccharine his lyrics can sometimes get. No one could write witty, satirical lyrics like Hart, but I'll probably go with Hammerstein.

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I love both so much. The only thing i didn't like about Hammerstein was that he wrote the book and lyrics first and then Rodgers wrote the music while the Rodgers and Hart was the other way around.
I feel like the order can affect the way the music comes out. And there is a big difference in music despite the fact that it's the same composer.

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