EBOOK [How Sondheim Found His Sound]
S are integral to the plot MAKING THEM VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO *BE them virtually impossible to *be out and turned into pop songs Often songs are *pulled out and turned into pop songs Often songs are dialogue replete with carefully constructed and clever rhymes and witty sayings His technical ability has people accusing Sondheim of writing shows that are too complicated and emotionally cold And yet over 60 years in the theatre has proven that he is a creative force to be reckoned with Sondheim is the man who successfully stirs the hearts and uncorks the emotions of theater oing intellectualsThe technical side is all present in Steve Swayne s book And since Sondheim does inspire such rabid intellectual debate perhaps Swayne was writing with the thought in mind that he d have to answer to Sondheim s nitpicky fans This is a book for experts by an expert It s accurate and thoroughly researched But as entertainment it s also a rather ray lifeless readPerhaps it s because I only have one college level class of music composition so I found the detailed descriptions of musical keys and chords tiring after 20 pages I kept having to look up the classical music that Swayne refers to and I often still didn t uite et the point after listening to it I would شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى google Swayne s references to plays and movies I hadn t seen about half of the ones mentionedFrom the pages and pages of dissertation level language we can tell Swayne has done his research But really at the core the author s basic premise to the average reader is uite sim. Voluminous as are 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 “Amid the ever crowded bookshelf of writings on Sondheim Swayne’s analysis of Sondheim’s development as a composer stands up as a uniue and worthy study For the Sondheim aficionados there are new ideas and new information and for others Swayne’s How Sondheim Found His Sound will provide an intriguing introduction into the mind of arguably thereatest and most influential living Broadway composer” talkinbroadwaycom “What a fascinating book full of insights large and small An impressive analysis and summary of Sondheim’s many sources of inspiration All fans of the composer and lovers of Broadw. .
I d much rather listen to Sondheim talk about music and words than listen to his actual music and words Any book about Sondheim should The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) get aood *VOTE FROM ME HOW HE FOUND *from me How he found sound deals with many things including influence of types of cinema but the most interesting parts for me where his musical influences which is detailed and fascinating Excellent content Decent analysis Badly written To really enjoy this book you have to have three ingredients 1 you need to be a rabid Stephen Sondheim fan or at least have a HUGE knowledge of his work 2 You have to have master s level degrees in music composition theatre and movie critiue 3 Finally you have to love in depth and DETAILED WORKS WRITTEN BY GREAT EXPERTS FOR THE EDIFICATION works written by Riding Hard great experts for the edification otherreat experts Put aside your heart because this is Broadway musical history run through a careful and cold dissection poked and prodded to death replete with anatomical drawingsI do love Sondheim He s the Broadway composer who started out as a lyricist for Gypsy and West Side Story He went on to write some of the Arabian Challenge greatest most complex musicals Broadway has ever seen including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Company A Little Might Music Follies Pacific Overtures Sweeney Todd Merrily We Roll Along Sunday in the Park with George Into the Woods Passion and Assassins Sondheim s musical composition is often intricate he regularly suffers the strange complaint that his songs aren t hummable His tune. “Steve Swayne’s How Sondheim Found His Sound is a fascinating treatment and remarkable analysis of America’sreatest playwright in song His marvelous text oes a long way toward placing Stephen Sondheim among the towering artists of the late twentieth century” Cornel West Princeton University “Sondheim’s career and music have never been so skillfully dissected examined and put in context With its focus on his work as composer this book is surprising and welcome” Theodore S Chapin President and Executive Director The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization “ an intriguing ‘biography’ of the songwriter’s style Swayne is to be congratulated for taking the study of this uniue composerlyricist into hitherto unnavigated waters” Stage Directions “The research is.