Broadway, Movie, Tv, And Studio Cast Musicals On Record

Broadway, Movie, Tv, And Studio Cast Musicals On Record

by Richard Lynch
     
 

Is there a recording of the songs from Smile? How many scores by Sondheim have been recorded in the past ten years? Answers to these and other such questions can be found in this unique volume. All shows are listed alphabetically, and essential information is included for each song, as well as other recordings of the same score and who recorded them. There

Overview

Is there a recording of the songs from Smile? How many scores by Sondheim have been recorded in the past ten years? Answers to these and other such questions can be found in this unique volume. All shows are listed alphabetically, and essential information is included for each song, as well as other recordings of the same score and who recorded them. There are performer, composer, lyricist, and musical director indexes, making this a user-friendly reference. This volume, along with the author's previous discographies (Greenwood 1987, 1989, 1990), provides a definitive reference source for recorded musicals—from Broadway, Hollywood, television, or merely hoping-to-be-produced—up to 1995. The work is useful not only to scholars and students but also to the collector of musical show recordings.

Show recordings are listed by title in alphabetical order. Each song is listed in the order it was recorded on the album or CD, and the performer of the song is given. The recording is identified by composer, lyricist, and musical director, as well as the date of original production and date of this particular recording. There is a chronology of all shows included in this volume, and there are two indexes: one by performer and one by composer, lyricist, and musical director.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This volume is a continuation of the author's previous three discographies. With few exceptions, only shows presented in NYC and issued on commercially available recordings are included. Discography entries are arranged alphabetically by title, and include the following information: type of production, important dates, name of venue, recording data, composer/lyricist/conductor credits, cast members who sing on the recording, and a list of all songs. Chronology entries are arranged by the date of first performance. Contains a performer index and a technical index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313298554
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/24/1996
Series:
Discographies: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Discographic Reference Series
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1040L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

RICHARD CHIGLEY LYNCH is retired as Assistant Curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York Public Library. He is the compiler of Broadway on Record (1987), Movie Musicals on Record (1989), and TV and Studio Cast Musicals on Record (1990), all from Greenwood, and Musicals! (second edition, 1994). Lynch also has been a regular contributor to Show Music Magazine for the past ten years.

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