The Classical Gabfest

67: Stephen Sondheim, Composer

December 08, 2021 The Classical Gabfest
The Classical Gabfest
67: Stephen Sondheim, Composer
Show Notes

In today's special episode, William White presents an audio documentary about Stephen Sondheim's work as a composer, a less-discussed aspect of his career than his lyric-writing.

Special thanks to Drs. Nathan Beary Blustein, Ashley Pribyl, and Steve Swayne for lending their expertise!

Dr. Steve Swayne’s How Sondheim Found His Sound

Reich and Sondheim in Conversation (YouTube)

Sondheim interviewed by Adam Guettel (YouTube)

Sondheim and Ned Rorem (YouTube)

Phinney’s Rainbow Overture (May 1948) (YouTube)

Hangover Square (full movie on YouTube)

​​CLASSICAL MIXTAPE, SONDHEIM EDITION
The full playlist

Nathan
“Could I leave You?” from Follies

Ashley
“Joanna” from Sweeney Todd

Steve
“Epiphany” from Sweeney Todd

Will
“Beautiful” from Sunday in the Park with George

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