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How Sondheim found his sound

Author: Steve Swayne
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stephen Sondheim has made it clear that he considers himself a "playwright in song." How he arrived at this unique appellation is the subject of How Sondheim Found His Sound - a study of the multitudinous influences on Sondheim's work." "Taking Sondheim's own comments and music as a starting point, author Steve Swayne offers a biography of the artist's style, pulling aside the curtain on Sondheim's creative
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Swayne, Steve, 1957-
How Sondheim found his sound.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2005
(OCoLC)606223298
Online version:
Swayne, Steve, 1957-
How Sondheim found his sound.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2005
(OCoLC)607178992
Named Person: Stephen Sondheim; Stephen Sondheim; Stephen Sondheim
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Swayne
ISBN: 0472114972 9780472114979
OCLC Number: 57529603
Description: xvi, 315 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Sondheim the classicist --
Sondheim the tunesmith --
Pulling it apart --
Sondheim the dramaphile --
Sondheim the cinéaste --
Putting it together.
Responsibility: Steve Swayne.
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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  Read more...

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"The research is voluminous; but so is the artistry and perceptiveness. Swayne has lived richly within the world of Sondheim's music." - Richard Crawford, author of America's Musical Life: A History"

 
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