Behind the Music with Louis Rosen: Stephen Sondheim: American Modernist - Assassins - Sondheim, Weidman, and a Modern Masterpiece - 92Y, New York

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Behind the Music with Louis Rosen: Stephen Sondheim, American Modernist

Assassins — Sondheim, Weidman, and a Modern Masterpiece

If there is an underappreciated masterwork in Stephen Sondheim’s oeuvre, it’s Assassins, the 1991 work that reunites him with his Pacific Overtures collaborator, John Weidman.

Assassins brilliantly explores the manifestation of violence in America among those who feel disenfranchised, aggrieved, and ignored. Sondheim accompanies this journey with a musical score that thrillingly takes us across two centuries of the American musical landscape, and a score that must be ranked as one of his greatest achievements. A uniquely prescient work about the direction that American society and culture would take in the 21st Century, Assassins is political musical theater at its best.

Instructor

Louis Rosen

Composer, lyricist, author, performer, teacher—Louis Rosen has designed and taught the Music Appreciation/History and Music Theory curriculum for the 92Y’s School of Music for over 30 years.

Albums of Louis’ songs and compositions include Dream Suite: Songs in Jazz and Blues (The Langston Hughes Songs, 2016); Time Was (2013); The Ache of Possibility (2009); One Ounce of Truth: The Nikki Giovanni Songs (2008); South Side Stories (2006); and the upcoming Fall 2017 release of Dust to Dus ...

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