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Sondheim

by Martin Gottfried

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Published by H.N. Abrams in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sondheim, Stephen.,
  • Composers -- United States -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementMartin Gottfried ; photographs by Martha Swope and others.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML410.S6872
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22298203M
    ISBN 100810938448

      Book writer John Weidman had brought his non-musical play about Admiral Perry’s visit to Japan to Prince; the director saw limited interest in it as a play, but again, felt that musical theatre was the way to create the tapestry and scope that he felt the story needed. Sondheim saw a production of an version of this famous English. Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as the most important composer and lyricist of musical theater in the second half of the 20th century. Celebrating his 80th birthday, this new edition of Sondheim on Music finds him in these guided interviews expounding in great depth and detail on his craft.

    All Sondheim: Volume I New York: Revelation Music Publishing Corp. / Rilting Music [softcover], Miami FL: Warner Bros. Publications VALA [softcover], ; p. Sondheim on music: minor details and major decisions by Mark Eden Horowitz (Book) 15 editions published between and in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

    STEPHEN SONDHEIM has written award-winning music and lyrics for theater, film, and television. He is the author of Finishing the Hat- Collected Lyrics () with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes and Look, I Made a Hat- Collected Lyrics () with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany.5/5(1).   Stephen Sondheim’s Musicals. Girls of Summer () Sondheim composed the title song in this straight play by N. Richard Nash. Saturday Night (, produced ): Book by .


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Sondheim by Martin Gottfried Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Finishing the Hat is a show stopper. If you love Stephen Sondheim, hate him, or never even heard of him, you'll still have a great ride—so take it.

This book is filled with humor, controversy, stories about talented and glamorous people and, above all, by: Stephen Sondheim has books on Goodreads with ratings. Stephen Sondheim’s most popular book is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. “Fascinating Secrest’s book on Sondheim is so fascinating that anyone can enjoy it.” —Minneapolis Sondheim book Tribune “A must-read for anyone interested in the musical theater In Stephen Sondheim: A Life, Meryle Secrest sheds some light on the complex sensibility that grew out of a golden yet emotionally ragged childhood /5(25).

Stephen Sondheim, my most favorite composer/lyricist, remains a mystery to me, but his brilliance is much clearer. While at times I found the writing to be a bit scattered and flat, if you love Broadway, love Sondheim, and love the inside scoop, this book is a painstakingly detailed account of Sondgeim's life, collaborations, successes and /5.

Stephen Sondheim has written award-winning music and lyrics for theater, film and television. He is also the coauthor of the film The Last of Sheila and the play Getting Away with im is on the council of the Dramatists Guild of America, having served as its president from to “Finishing the Hat is a show stopper.

If you love Stephen Sondheim, hate him, or never even heard of him, you’ll still have a great ride—so take it. This book is filled with humor, controversy, stories about talented and glamorous people and, above all, life.

And his lyrics. Saturday Night (). Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Julius and Philip Epstein Although Saturday Night was written init wasn’t produced until It’s one of the lesser known musicals by Sondheim, and it tells Sondheim book story of Brooklyn bachelors in search of love.

Stephen Sondheim claims to dislike most opera, and I guess I believe it. He also says he avoids serious fiction, and I suppose I believe this, too, even if his new book, “Look, I Made a Hat Author: Brad Leithauser.

Stephen Sondheim, in full Stephen Joshua Sondheim, (born MaNew York City, New York, U.S.), American composer and lyricist whose brilliance in matching words and music in dramatic situations broke new ground for Broadway musical theatre.

Precocious as a child, Sondheim showed an early musical aptitude among other wide-ranging interests. He studied piano and organ. About Look, I Made a Hat. Both a remarkable glimpse into the brilliant mind of a living legend, and a continuation of the acclaimed and best-selling Finishing the Hat (named one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of ), Stephen Sondheim returns with the second volume of his collected lyrics, Look, I Made a Hat.

Picking up where he left off in Finishing the Hat, Sondheim gives us all the. American composer Stephen Sondheim was born on Main New York City.

After early practice at songwriting, his knowledge of musical. STEPHEN SONDHEIM has written award-winning music and lyrics for theater, film, and television.

He is the author of Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics () with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes and Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics () with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Sondheim’s rule, taught to him by his mentor, Oscar Hammerstein II, is that the book and composer are better served by lyrics that are “plainer and flatter.” It is the music that is meant to. Company is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won : George Furth.

View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Sondheim on Discogs. Label: Book-Of-The-Month Records - • Format: 3x, Vinyl LP, Stereo, Club Edition Box Set Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Musical/5(2).

Explore releases from the Book-Of-The-Month Records label. Discover what's missing in your discography and shop for Book-Of-The-Month Records releases. In On Sondheim, renowned author Ethan Mordden takes the reader on a tour of Stephen Sondheim's work, arguing for the importance and appeal of the composer-lyricist in American theater and, even more, in American culture.

Over the course of eighteen shows, Mordden demonstrates that Sondheim is a classical composer who happens to write musicals. Art Isn't Easy: The Achievement of Stephen Sondheim Joanne Gordon. This book takes us musical-by-musical through some of the most famous and artistically valuable of Sondheim's musicals (the latest entry being Assassins).Each chapter looks at the musical with a critical eye (or listens with a critical ear, as the case may be) and responds to criticism about the musical in question.

In On Sondheim, renowned author Ethan Mordden takes the reader on a tour of Stephen Sondheim's work, arguing for the importance and appeal of the composer-lyricist in American theater and, even more, in American the course of eighteen shows, Mordden demonstrates that Sondheim is a classical composer who happens to write musicals.

Sondheim has intellectualized the Brand: Oxford University Press. Quite a book, but not truly a definitive ''in depth" analysis of Mr. Sondheim's shows. Gottfried brings up many interesting points about Sondheim's shows, but doesn't really, fully completely explore each show, as I was expecting.

His "Sweeney Todd" analysis is basically just a long plot summary, with lyrical highlights from a few songs.4/5(2). Stephen Sondheim thought his father had married his mother for practical reasons.

"I think--this is my opinion--that it was a bargain. I think my mother was in love with my father, and he was not in love with her, but needed a designer. That's a guess." Nevertheless, there were other reasons why Foxy might have seemed an ideal wife.

Stephen Sondheim tells 60 Minutes if he could do it again, he would rewrite certain lyrics from "West Side Story" — including a line from "Tonight." Subscribe to the "60 Minutes" Channel HERE.Happiness is a good rhyme: Stephen Sondheim's new memoir takes its title from a lyric that captures what songwriter Paul Simon -- in a New York Times review of the book -- describes as "that.