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Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions Hardcover – 16 Oct 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 584 pages
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press; Second edition (16 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810874369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810874367
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 4.2 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 660,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In this exciting new expanded edition, Mark Horowitz reveals the compositional process of Stephen Sondheim through a fascinating series of conversations with the composer himself. It is thrilling to discover the intimate details of how these classic songs, scores, and shows were created. Utterly captivating and illuminating.--Stephen Flaherty, Tony Award-winning composer of Ragtime, Once On This Island, and Seussical

In these remarkable dialogues Mark Horowitz has elicited cogent, illuminating insights into the creative process from Stephen Sondheim, the ever-astonishing titan of the musical stage.--Robert Kimball, Musical theatre historian and artistic advisor to the estates of Cole Porter and Ira Gershwin

Sondheim devotees will be forever grateful to Library of Congress music specialist Mark Horowitz for the interviews he conducted with Sondheim in 1997, the most extensive about how the composer works and the basis of an upcoming book, Sondheim On Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions.--Chip Brown "Smithsonian Magazine "

Indispensable for any student, writer, or ardent fan of drama and musical theater. Sondheim on Music opens up the usually private process of putting a show together; clarifying how science, craft and design can meet the mysteries and wonder of life and story. It puts the reader in the room with one of our greatest American masters.--Jeanine Tesori, composer of Caroline, or Change and Shrek the Musical

About the Author

Mark Eden Horowitz is Senior Music Specialist at the Library of Congress where he has worked as archivist for the collections of manuscripts and papers of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Vernon Duke, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jonathan Larson, Jascha Heifetz, Jerome Kern, Frederick Loewe, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Vincent Youmans, among others. He has taught courses in musical theater and Sondheim at Georgetown University and is Contributing Editor to The Sondheim Review.

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