Stephen sondheim, in full stephen joshua sondheim, (born march 22, 1930, new york city, new york, us), american composer and lyricist whose brilliance in matching words and music in dramatic situations broke new ground for broadway musical theatre. Popular stephen sondheim albums sondheim sings, volume 1: 1962-72 2005 assassins (the broadway cast recording) 2004 passion (original broadway cast) stephen sondheim ⇽ back to list of artists. Stephen sondheim is the most artistically important broadway composer of the past 50 years, even if he isn't the most commercially successful. Download sheet music for stephen sondheim choose from stephen sondheim sheet music for such popular songs as maria, giants in the sky, and i know things now print instantly, or sync to our free pc, web and mobile apps. Stephen sondheim profile stephen sondheim, composer of classic broadway hits such as merrily we roll along , follies , company and sunday in the park with george is one of the most original voices in musical theatre.
The stephen sondheim society was established in 1993 to provide information about his work, with its sondheim - the magazine provided to its membership the society maintains a database, organizes productions, meetings, outings and other events and assists with publicity. Stephen sondheim says one of his cardinal rules is that form should follow function, and in that regard this biography falls far short of its subject: it's a clunky, uninteresting look at a sleek and fascinating life. Summary wikipedia source: stephen sondheim stephen joshua sondheim, born march 22, 1930, is an american composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theatre.
Stephen sondheim discography and songs: music profile for stephen sondheim, born 22 march 1930 genres: show tunes, film soundtrack, modern classical albums include into the woods [original cast recording], sunday in the park with george [original broadway cast], and assassins [original off-broadway cast. Stephen sondheim redefined the broadway musical form with his creative and award winning productions he continues to be a major force in the shaping of the musical theater stephen sondheim was born on march 22, 1930, to upper-middle-class parents, herbert and janet sondheim his father was a dress. Stephen joshua sondheim was born on march 22, 1930, in new york city, the only child of herbert and janet fox sondheim his parents owned a clothing company and were both very involved in the. Stephen sondheim : into the woods - revised edition into the woods blends various familiar fairy tales with an original story of a childless baker and his wife, who catalyze the action of the story by attempting to reverse a curse on their family in order to have a child.
Stephen sondheim is the most artistically important broadway composer of the past 50 years, even if he isn't the most commercially successful to his credit, sondheim has constantly challenged thea. Stephen sondheim: biography, inspiration, and influences on musical theatre people can learn many things by just studying the life of the composer from childhood to adulthood beginning with scriptwriting as a teenager to making interesting pieces in adulthood, the artist is inspirational in many ways hence the reason some people venerate. Biography stephen sondheim was the most highly regarded composer/lyricist for the musical theater in his generation having his first musical produced on broadway in 1957 and his 14th in 1994, he straddled two eras. Artist bio stephen sondheim (bio as of june 2003) stephen sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for a funny thing happened on the way to the forum (1962), anyone can whistle (1964),.
Since that time, sondheim's shows have been amazingly daring in terms of subject matter, with unusual musical ideas and stunningly original lyrics but they have not always been big hits, and have marked a time in theater when broadway show music became a marginalized art form in terms of popular culture. Stephen sondheim biography (wikipedia) stephen joshua sondheim (born march 22, 1930) is an american composer and lyricist known for more than a half-century of contributions to musical theater. When stephen sondheim was in his 30s, he would get approached, occasionally, by out-of-town theatre companies, struggling with a production he was the hot new thing, the lyricist of west side.
Studied music at an early age stephen joshua sondheim, considered by many the most innovative voice in american musical theater in the late 20th century, was born 22 march 1930, in new york cityhe was born into a wealthy new york family his father, herbert, was a successful and prominent dress manufacturer in the city his mother, janet, was an interior decorator and a fashion designer. In meryle secrest’s 1998 biography stephen sondheim, the great composer and lyricist recalls an episode from 1957, on the second night of the original broadway run of west side storysondheim. Stephen sondheim : biography march 22, 1930 - stephen joshua sondheim ( born march 22, 1930) is a renowned american composer and lyricist known for his immense contributions to musical theatre for over 50 years.
Stephen joshua sondheim was born in new york city his father, herbert sondheim, was a successful dress manufacturer, his mother, janet fox, a fashion designer. Excellent biography of the genius who is stephen sondheim very detailed and well written and in very good condition for a book of its vintage i believe the same author has written a biography of leonard bernstein which is next on my wanted list. Stephen sondheim won the pulitzer prize for drama for the musical 1985 sunday in the park with george collaborating with james lapine his musical, merrily we roll along, at the music theatre company in chicago, illinois was nominated for the 2011 equity joseph jefferson award for musical (midsize. Stephen joshua sondheim, 22 march 1930, new york city, new york, usa sondheim is generally regarded as the most important theatrical composer of the 70s and 80s - his introduction of the concept musical (some say, anti-musical) or ‘unified show’, has made him a cult figure.