A dual biography of two giants of the modern musical – from the author of Songwriting.
Eminent musicologist, Stephen Citron, takes on two contemporary greats of the lyric stage. His powerfully fascinating, in-depth study traces changes to the musical as an art form, through Sondheim and Webber’s works, and the music of their contemporaries. As with his other critically acclaimed books – lives of Noel Coward, Cole Porter and Oscar Hammerstein – Citron stresses the impact of their early training and private lives on the two artists’ remarkable creative output. A vitally significant, critical work for anyone interested in contemporary theatre.
|Publisher:||Random House of Canada, Limited|
About the Author
Stephen Citron is a composer, lyricist and lecturer. He is the author of Songwriting, the standard reference work on the subject, as well as books on Noel Coward, Cole Porter and Oscar Hammerstein. He lives in New York.