How Sondheim Found His Sound

How Sondheim Found His Sound

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 315 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780472114979
  • DDC分類 782.14092

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Contains an account of the musical and dramatic influences in Sondheim's music. This is the first book to provide a general overview of his style. Stephen Sondheim has made it clear that he considers himself a "playwright in song." As such, this book addresses the ways in which disciplines not normally associated with musical composition - in Sondheim's case, theater and film - influence Sondheim's choices as a dramatic composer. This book differs from others on Sondheim in that it is thematic rather than chronological in nature. It traces the development of Sondheim's musical language, showing how that language, forged before Sondheim had a successful Broadway show, appears throughout his career.

Table of Contents

A Chronology of Sondheim's Creative Career         xiii
Introduction 1 (4)
Sondheim the Classicist 5 (42)
Sondheim the Tunesmith 47 (50)
Pulling It Apart 97 (28)
Sondheim the Dramaphile 125 (34)
Sondheim the Cineaste 159 (38)
Putting It Together 197 (60)
Appendix: The Concept Musical and Sondheim 257 (4)
Notes 261 (28)
Bibliography 289 (10)
Credits 299 (4)
Index 303