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DER US-AMERIKANISCHE MUSICALKOMPONIST UND -TEXTER STEPHEN SONDHEIM IST GESTORBEN

DER US-AMERIKANISCHE MUSICALKOMPONIST UND -TEXTER STEPHEN SONDHEIM IST GESTORBEN

26.11.2021 Der am 22. März 1930 in New York City geborene US-amerikanische Musicalkomponist und -texter Stephen Sondheim (Bild) ist am 26. November 2021 in Roxbury (Connecticut) gestorben. Er war Preisträger eines Academy Awards, von neun Tony Awards, mehreren Grammy Awards, des Pulitzer-Preises und der Presidential Medal of Freedom. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Musicalautoren des 20. Jahrhunderts und als Legende des Broadways. In den 1950er-Jahren schrieb Sondheim die Gesangstexte der "West Side Story", später komponierte er Musicals wie "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", "A Little Night Music", "Sweeney Todd", "Sunday in the Park with George" und "Into the Woods".*


Bild: Unbekannter Fotograf, um 1970 - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stephen_Sondheim_-_smoking.JPG 

He was the theater’s most revered and influential composer-lyricist of the last half of the 20th century and the driving force behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows.

Bruce Weber

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/26/theater/stephen-sondheim-dead.html

Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim Is Dead at 91

“The kind of writing that I do in the musical theater, for which I’m both praised and condemned, has to do with its individuality, I think,” Sondheim said in 2000. “It has to do with the fact that it’s not like others. I started to become aware of it with ‘Company,’ which is where I first got to start my own voice loud and clear. And the anger and condemnation and snottiness and sneering that I got with ‘Company’ quite startled me.”

Marley Marius

https://www.vogue.com/article/stephen-sondheim-obituary

“I’m interested in the theater because I’m interested in communication with audiences,” he once said. “Otherwise, I would be in concert music. I’d be in another kind of profession. I love the theater as much as music, and the whole idea of getting across to an audience and making them laugh, making them cry — just making them feel — is paramount to me.”

Duane Byrge, Cheryl Cheng

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/lifestyle-news/stephen-sondheim-dead-musical-master-91-1235053342/

Stephen Sondheim: Stars Pay Tribute to Legendary Broadway Composer

Stephen Sondheim was hailed as one of the most influential and innovative voices in history of American musical theater by friends and fans following the composer’s death Friday at the age of 91.

Sondheim was remembered for his musically challenging works, for his inventive storytelling and his unique approach to crafting stage musicals.

Jazz Tangcay

https://variety.com/2021/theater/news/stephen-sondheim-dead-91-tribute-lea-salonga-josh-gad-1235120396/

'The best there ever was': Jake Gyllenhaal, Barbra Streisand, more react to Stephen Sondheim's death

One of the most imitated and inimitable musical theater artists of his generation, Sondheim was responsible for groundbreaking musicals such as "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Company," "Follies" and "Sunday in the Park with George." His work helped to redefine the American art form while staying true to the fundamentals of compelling stories and unforgettable songs.

Celebrities including Oscar-nominated actor Anna Kendrick paid tribute to Sondheim on social media, calling his death "a devastating loss."

Edward Segarra

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2021/11/26/stephen-sondheim-death-barbra-streisand-anna-kendrick-pay-tribute/8770669002/

Stephen Sondheim, master of musical theater, dead at 91

As lyricist, songwriter, conceptual artist and creative force, Sondheim was perhaps without par in the modern American theater. His works encompassed astonishing range: the updated "Romeo and Juliet" romance of "West Side Story" (for which he wrote the lyrics), the travails of a modern group of friends and lovers in "Company," even the woes of presidential murderers (and attempted murderers) in "Assassins.“

Todd Leopold, Rob Frehse and Chloe Melas, CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/26/entertainment/stephen-sondheim/index.html

Stephen Sondheim: a daring and dazzling musical theatre icon

The American composer and lyricist, who has died aged 91, shaped the musical artform with his wise, witty and extravagantly clever work

Mark Lawson

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/nov/26/stephen-sondheim-a-daring-and-dazzling-musical-theatre-icon

Obituary: Stephen Sondheim

He was a titan of musical theatre who turned the unlikeliest of subjects into entertainment landmarks.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-52125017

Stephen Sondheim, légende de la comédie musicale américaine, est mort

Le compositeur, qui avait notamment écrit les paroles de « West Side Story », s’est éteint vendredi.

https://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2021/11/27/stephen-sondheim-legende-de-la-comedie-musicale-americaine-est-mort_6103803_3382.html

Muere Stephen Sondheim, leyenda del musical de Broadway, a los 91 años

Extraordinario letrista y compositor, llevó durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX el género a cotas nunca antes conquistadas.

Iker Seisdedos

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-11-26/muere-stephen-sondheim-leyenda-del-musical-de-broadway-a-los-91-anos.html

E' morto Stephen Sondheim, leggendario compositore di Broadway e premio Oscar

Autore dei testi di "West Side Story", vinse numerosi premi Tony e Grammy per le sue composizioni da musical e l'Oscar per la miglior canzone nel film "Dick Tracy“.

https://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/musica/2021/11/26/news/e_morto_stephen_sondheim_leggendario_compositore_di_broadway-327994808/

Schickt doch den Clown herein

Bei Sondheim regiert vor allem Harmonie, nicht Rhythmus. Der Schüler des Zwölftoners Milton Babbitt arbeitet mit vielfachen Versatzstücken, kombiniert neu, erinnert sich, setzt anders zusammen, verschachtelt, lässt Motive sich in ständigen Ostinati überlappen. Seine Stücke sind große Puzzles – Sondheim selbst ist ein passionierter Spielesammler –, in denen man selten ein Teil, einen Hit, einen Schlager isolieren kann. Und er ist keiner, dem das Komponieren leichtfällt: "Jedes Mal ist es, als ob man Zahnpaste aus einer leeren Tube drücken will."

Manuel Brug

https://www.welt.de/kultur/article235318066/Nachruf-Stephen-Sondheim-Schickt-doch-den-Clown-herein.html

Der Komponist und Texter ist eine mit Preisen ausgezeichnete Legende des Broadway gewesen. Obama sagte einst über ihn, er habe das amerikanische Musical neu erfunden.             

https://www.zeit.de/kultur/2021-11/stephen-sondheim-broadway-nachruf

"Legendäre Lieder"

Seine berühmteste Ballade, "Send in the Clowns", wurde von Hunderte Male aufgenommen, darunter von Frank Sinatra und Judy Collins. "Das Theater hat eines seiner größten Genies und die Welt einen ihrer größten und originellsten Dichter verloren", schrieb Theaterproduzent Cameron Mackintosh in einer Würdigung. "Leider ist jetzt ein Gigant im Himmel. Aber die Brillanz von Stephen Sondheim wird noch immer hier sein, wie seine legendären Lieder und Shows für immer und ewig aufgeführt werden.“

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/sondheim-101.html 

Audio:

BBC 4: Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Stephen Sondheim, 1980

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p009mvzn

Videos:

A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tBVLHv01WE

The 2020 cast of Company, Raúl Esparza, Mandy Patinkin, Michael Cerveris, Annaleigh Ashford, Nathan Lane, and more deliver messages and songs of thanks on Sondheim’s 90th birthday.

https://www.playbill.com/article/watch-this-epic-video-of-broadway-stars-singing-birthday-wishes-and-sondheim-tunes-to-wish-stephen-sondheim-a-happy-birthday

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A92wZIvEUAw&t=6s

Stephen Sondheim Kennedy Center Honor Tribute 1993 -- Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury, Scott Bakula

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaB1XWZwbF4

60 Minutes Archive: Stephen Sondheim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XPfnubkFD8

Top 10 Best Stephen Sondheim Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nD1Nl46vXY

Remembering the life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim, a giant in musical theater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnRIQLedy6A

Mehr:

http://www.sondheim.com/

https://www.sondheimsociety.com/

https://archive.ph/20131210210634/http://arcat.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=1075/

https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/stephen-sondheim-12430

http://www.iobdb.com/CreditableEntity/2008

http://www.sondheimguide.com/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0814227/

* https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Sondheim 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Sondheim

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