Originally broadcast on Sunday, October 4, 7 pm - from GBH's Fraser Studio, Boston, Massachusetts (Streamed)
The sophisticated rhymes and imagery of Cole Porter’s lyrics made him one of the nation’s preeminent songsmiths. But an overlooked element of Porter’s legacy is the music underlying those lyrics, which Rob Kapilow argues is essential to understanding the work’s genius. Broadway stars Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther join Kapilow for a musical tour through Porter's life and career.
Rob Kapilow's latest book, Listening for America, Inside the Great American Songbook from Gershwin to Sondheim is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell's.
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