Times Vary. Richard Rodgers was one of the most prolific composers of the 20th Century. He began his career fresh out of Columbia University, and with his fellow classmate Lorenz Hart wrote the unforgettable hit songs "My Funny Valentine," "Blue Moon," "Manhattan" and hundreds of others. He teamed up with Oscar Hammerstein II to write a catalog of the most enduring pieces of classic musical theater: Oklahoma, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific and The Sound of Music. His work is landmark and his lush melodic style is unsurpassed. Richard Rodgers is undoubtedly a legend among legends.