This volume tells the complete story of Sondheim's remarkable career - from his earliest days under the wing of Oscar Hammerstein II, through his latest controversial musical, "Assassins". In between is Sondheim's brilliant but largely unheralded work as a lyric writer for Leonard Bernstein (in "West Side Story") and Jule Styne (in "Gypsy"), his first experience writing both music and lyrics (for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum") and the legendary collaborations with producer Harold Prince. Author Martin Gottfried's narrative overview of Sondheim's life and his analysis of the music and lyrics are enhanced by numerous quotations from the composer/lyricist himself.
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Every theatergoer knows of the immeasurable contribution that Steven Sondheim has made to the performing arts. The ability to unite original music, lyrics and unusual subjects give his theatrical creations intelligence and distinctiveness, whether it's the macabre Sweeney Todd , the exotic Pacific Overtures , or his latest, controversial Assassins. In this biography, illustrated with 100 photos, 50 in color, the composer/lyricist's life and work are examined in sharp detail. Recounted are his middle-class Manhattan upbringing in the 1930s, his college years at Williams in Massachusetts and his apprenticeship under Oscar Hammerstein II. We witness the process involved in his numerous successes, including West Side Story and the artistic collaborations with producer Harold Prince and artists like Angela Landsbury and Lee Remick. Gottfried, author of Broadway Musicals , uses Sondheim's personal recollections to make this an exciting collectible for theater fans.
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Descrizione libro Harry N Abrams Inc, New York, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Illustrated by Swope, Martha, Et. Al. (illustratore). This volume, originally published in 1993, is an enlarged and updated version. Stephen Sondheim grew up under the wing of one of the great creators of musical theater, Oscar Hammerstein II, but he forged a long and brilliant career away from the shadow of that master. His own inventions as lyricist, composer, and in both roles, broke new ground. Beginning as a lyric writer for Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story) and Jule Styrne (Gypsy) , Sondheim struck out on his own, writing both music and lyrics for many wonderful shows including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Follies, Into the Woods, and more. The author provides a narrative of Sondheim's life and a cogent analysis of the music and lyrics. This greatly enhanced by generous quotations from the artist himself. Sondheim gave many long interviews over several months that give this book a special, intimate and accurate authority. Coupled with the lively remembrance of the stories and key scenes in all the shows is a host of photographs from public sources and Mr. Sondheim's own personal files. Includes an index. 121 illustrations, 55 in full color. The binding is red cloth. ; 4to - over 9Â¾ - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 002913
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110810941791
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0810941791 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0481440
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Rev Upd Su. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0810941791