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Show TunesThe Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers$
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Steven Suskin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314076

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.001.0001

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Mitch Leigh

Mitch Leigh

Born: January 31, 1928, Brooklyn, New York

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(p.333) Mitch Leigh
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Show Tunes
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Steven Suskin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0029

This chapter examines the work of Mitch Leigh. It begins with an extended commentary of his career, followed by details on productions, with data and song information. Leigh prepared for his musical career at Yale, studying composition with Paul Hindemith. Upon receiving his masters, he entered the world of advertising and became an expert at lucrative television jingles. By the early 1960s, the successful ad man was ready to put his musical training to a more “legit” use.

Keywords:   Mitch Leigh, composers, Paul Hindemith, musical theater, televion, advertising jingles

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