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Stephen Sondheim
(1930-____) born on
Mar 22
US composer, lyricist. His brilliance in matching words and music in dramatic situations broke new ground for Broadway musical theatre in "West Side Story."
         
   
F
The concerts you enjoy together
Neighbors you annoy together
Children you destroy together
That make marriage a joy

R
I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.
A
One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
N
Musical comedies aren't written, they are rewritten.
K
The fact is popular art dates. It grows quaint. How many people feel strongly about Gilbert and Sullivan today compared to those who felt strongly in 1890?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Little Things You Do Together," in Company, 1970.
R: In "Newsweek," 23 Apr 1973.
A: On Broadway musicals; in NY "Times," 28 Mar 1987.
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In "International Herald Tribune" (Paris), 20 Jun 1989.
   


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