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Author Fawkes, Richard.

Title The history of the musical [OverDrive electronic resource] / Richard Fawkes.

Publication Info. [Franklin, Tenn.] : Naxos AudioBooks, [2007]
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Playing Time 051629
System Details Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 75845 KB; MP3 file size: 148602 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Performer Read by Kim Criswell.
Note Duration: 5:16:29.
Summary A major production for Naxos Audiobooks and a unique audiobook, this bold and entertaining undertaking traces the musical from its origins in classical music (Gay's The beggar's opera, Offenbach's operettas and Gilbert and Sullivan) through to its flowering in America: Showboat, Anything goes, High society, Guys and dolls, Oklahoma, West side story, The sound of music, Oliver, Cabaret, A little night music, The Rocky Horror show, The phantom of the opera -- the list is endless. So are the stars who made the musicals live. The composers: Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Bernstein, Lloyd Webber; the famous partnerships such as Rogers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe; the performers Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Howard Keel, Julie Andrews ... and the tempestuous creative background to the productions themselves.
Subject Musicals -- History and criticism. -- Sound recordings.
Musicals -- Analysis, appreciation. -- Sound recordings.
Musicals -- Excerpts. -- Sound recordings.
Genre Audiobooks.
Added Author Criswell, Kim.
Other Form: Original 9789626342275 (OCoLC)48647653
ISBN (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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