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  • Cat Number: 978-0-19-512599-3
  • Barcode: 9780195125993

This majestic reference fully chronicles the shows songs and careers of all the major composers of the American musical theater from Jerome Kern's earliest interpolations to the latest hits on Broadway. Gershwin Rodgers Porter Berlin Bernstein Laser Sondheim Kander Finn Flaherty and more -- this book covers their works their innovations their successes and their failures. Show Tunes is simply the most comprehensive volume of its kind ever produced and this newly revised and updated edition rites and discusses no fewer than 900 shows and almost 8000 show tunes. The book has been called "a concise skeleton key to the Broadway musical" (Variety) and "a ground-breaking reference work with a difference" (Show Music) -- or as the Washington Post once observed "It makes you sing and dance all over your memory." This eagerly anticipated third edition of Suskin's thorough volume updated from JuneWWWW 1991 to MarchWWWW 1999 will appear to all enthusiasts of the American musical: performers professionals students collectors and fans.

(Suskin Steven). The Songs Shows And Careers of Broadway's Major Composers. Revised And Expanded Third Edition. With A Foreword By Michael Feinstein.

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