By Mark Eden Horowitz

Stephen Sondheim is extensively considered as crucial composer and lyricist of musical theater within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century. Celebrating his eightieth birthday, this new version of Sondheim on Music reveals him in those guided interviews expounding in nice intensity and aspect on his craft. As a common instructor, considerate and opinionated, Sondheim discusses the artwork of musical composition, lyric writing, the collaborative technique of musical theater, and the way he thinks approximately his personal paintings.

Where the 1st variation targeted relatively on six shows—
Passion, Assassins, Into the Woods, Sunday within the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, and Pacific Overtures—this moment version offers a brand new bankruptcy that discusses Sondheim's complete profession. a number of exhibits that weren't mentioned formerly are explored right here, together with A humorous factor occurred so as to the discussion board, Merrily We Roll alongside, corporation, Follies, someone Can Whistle, and A Little evening Music, in addition to options concerning the contemporary movie model of Sweeney Todd. The e-book additionally positive aspects a whole bankruptcy on Bounce: the former incarnation of his newest musical, Road Show. as well as Sondheim's record of "Songs I want i would Written," the songlisting and discography has been drastically accelerated and up to date to incorporate all works composed and recorded during the last six years.

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