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Entries by Mira Sucharov from 08/2012

Meet the Broadway Composer With a Hassidic Soul

| Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Music

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died recently, may be the last of the Broadway-Hollywood composers with a Hassidic soul. Hamlisch wasn't Hassidic of course -- he grew up in a Reform Temple and didn't appear to be particularly observant. But at its core, Hamlisch's search for the perfect melody calls up the emotional and connective power of a good tune that the Hassidic tradition knows so much about.