Behind the Music with Louis Rosen: Anyone Can Whistle: Sondheim Finding His Voice - 92Y, New York

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Behind the Music with Louis Rosen

Anyone Can Whistle: Sondheim Finding His Voice

Online Class

To conclude the two-year lecture series, Stephen Sondheim: American Modernist, take a look back at a key work in Sondheim’s development, Anyone Can Whistle from 1964, written with his West Side Story and Gypsy collaborator, Arthur Laurents.

The show closed after a run of 12 previews and 9 performances, but the songs from the score lived on through the original cast album, as well as various Sondheim compilation revues and tribute albums. These songs reveal a young composer/lyricist, finding his voice and spreading his wings with beautiful, intimate romantic ballads, extended song/scenes, and satirical pastiche, all of which point the way and set the foundation for the groundbreaking, timeless work to come.

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Thu, Jun 18, 2020, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Instructor

Louis Rosen

Louis Rosen, composer, lyricist, performer, author and educator, is a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship recipient whose musical style is a fusion of folk, jazz, classical, rock and blues idioms. He has designed and taught the Music Appreciation/History and Music Theory curriculum for the 92Y’s School of Music for over 35 years.

The ten albums of Louis’ songs and compositions include three solo albums: I Don’t Know Anything (Music and Lyrics, 2020); Dust to Dust Blues (Music and Lyrics, 2017); Time Was (Music and Lyric Adaptations, 2013); ...

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