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Riassunto: Show Tunes fully chronicles the shows, songs, and careers of the major composers of the American musical theatre, from Jerome Kern's earliest interpolations to the latest hits on Broadway. Legendary composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Porter, Berlin, Bernstein, and Sondheim have been joined by more recent songwriters like Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Flaherty, Michael John LaChiusa, and Adam Guettel. This majestic reference book covers their work, their innovations, their successes, and their failures. Show Tunes is simply the most comprehensive volume of its kind ever produced, and this newly revised and updated edition discusses almost 1,000 shows and 9,000 show tunes. The book has been called "a concise skeleton key to the Broadway musical" ( Variety) and "a ground-breaking reference work with a difference" ( Show Music)-or, as the Washington Post observed, "It makes you sing and dance all over your memory."
The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition, updated through May, 2009, features the entire theatrical output of forty of Broadway's leading composers, in addition to a wide selection of work by other songwriters. The listings include essential production data and statistics, the most extensive information available on published and recorded songs, and lively commentary on the shows, songs, and diverse careers. Based on meticulous research, the book also uncovers dozens of lost musicals-including shows that either closed out of town or were never headed for Broadway-and catalogs hundreds of previously unknown songs, including a number of musical gems that have been misplaced, cut, or forgotten. Informative, insightful, and provocative, Show Tunes is an essential guide for anyone interested in the American musical.
Steven Suskin is the author of The Sound of Broadway Music: a Book of Orchestrators and Orchestrations [OUP, February 2009], Second Act Trouble, the Opening Night on Broadway series and a half-dozen other books about the Broadway musical. He has also written hundreds of columns and reviews for Playbill, Variety and other publications. He began his theatrical career as a teenaged assistant at the David Merrick office, followed by twenty-five years as a manager and producer.
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Descrizione libro Limelight Editions May 1992, New York, NY, 1992. thick Qto. VG/ - no DJ. thick black glossy wrappers spine with thin faint yellow stripe and below a solid, faint yellow circle with hot pink lettering. further down subtitles in thin white uppercase lettering. white sticker residue remains near rear bottom right corner. thick edges are off white and tiny black spot on foreedge. lightly curled front softcover at covers and light chafing along wrappers edges. 769 pp. ISBN # 879101466. Rockville. Revised and Updated, First Limelight Edition. Codice libro della libreria 7-35-1186931
Descrizione libro Limelight Editions. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0879101466I5N10
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808791014664.0
Descrizione libro Limelight Editions, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-233-66-4784804
Descrizione libro Limelight Editions, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020879101466
Descrizione libro Limelight Editions, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 769 pages, indexes. Inscribed on first page- "To Frank, Steven Suskin". 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 112607A
Descrizione libro Limelight Editions. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0879101466 Book is very clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Name of previous owner written inside. Light shelf wear on cover. Light tanning. Dented corners. Good reading copy. Codice libro della libreria TJ8-YMAK-X158
Descrizione libro Limelight Editions, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110879101466
Descrizione libro Limelight Editions, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-233-66-4784804