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Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1948 - Andrew Lloyd Webber was born March 22, 1948 to William and Jean Lloyd Webber. He was introduced to music by his aunt and began writing music. In 1956, Webber went to Westminster where he composed music for the school plays. He won a Challenge Scholarship in 1962 and, in mostra altro 1964, he received a scholarship to transfer to Oxford. It was during this time that Webber met Tim Rice. He eventually dropped out of school to pursue composing music with Rice. His first musical, "The Likes of Us," was a failure. After that, in 1968, "Joseph" premiered at Colet Court. In 1971, "Jesus Christ Superstar" opened and he married Sarah Hugill. Webber tried writing music with Alan Ayckbourn and did "Jeeves", which was not successful. Again working with Tim Rice, they wrote "Evita" in 1975. "Cats," was a hit and beat "A Chorus Line" for longest running musical and highest grossing musical. "Starlight Express", a musical about trains, was created in 1984 and was the most expensive musical up to that point. "Requiem" and "Phantom of the Opera" featured his new wife Sarah Brightman. They were married from 1984 to 1991. In 1991, he married Madeleine Gurdon. Also to Webber's credit is "Aspects of Love," "Sunset Boulevard" and "Whistle Down Wind." Andrew Lloyd Webber was knighted in 1997and during his career, has received several awards that include an Academy Award, Tony Awards, Grammy Awards, Drama Desk Awards and Critic Circle Awards. (Bowker Author Biography) Musical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber was born in London on March 22, 1948. At the age of 20, he joined with lyricist Tim Rice to create a fifteen minute version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which would eventually be expanded into a two hour extravaganza. Webber has received numerous Tonys, Grammys and other awards for works such as Jesus Christ, Superstar, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. Webber collaborated with songwriter Jim Steinman, best known as the man behind the success of many of rock singer Meat Loaf's hits, to create Whistle Down the Wind. Webber was knighted in 1992. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Complete Phantom of the Opera (1987) — Compositore — 652 copie
The Phantom of the Opera [sheet music] (1992) — Compositore — 594 copie
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [1999 film] (2000) — Compositore — 163 copie
Cats [1998 film] (1998) — Producer/Composer — 143 copie
Unmasked: A Memoir (2018) 134 copie
Cats (Piano/Vocal/Songbook) (1981) — Compositore — 126 copie
Jesus Christ Superstar (Piano/Vocal Selections) (1970) — Compositore — 75 copie
Cats: Original 1982 Broadway Cast Recording (1981) — Compositore — 71 copie
Evita: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996) — Compositore — 63 copie
Jesus Christ Superstar: Original 1970 Cast Recording (1970) — Compositore — 54 copie
The Complete Aspects of Love (1990) — Compositore — 40 copie
Love Never Dies [2012 film] (2012) — Compositore — 37 copie
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection (1997) — Compositore — 34 copie
The Royal Albert Hall Celebration [1998 film] (1999) — Compositore — 33 copie
Evita: Original 1978 Broadway Cast Recording (1979) — Compositore — 32 copie
Evita, the Legend of Eva Peron (1919-1952) (1978) — Compositore — 29 copie
Requiem [sound recording] (1985) — Compositore — 26 copie
Michael Crawford Performs Andrew Lloyd Webber (1991) — Compositore — 22 copie
Memory (from Cats) (1973) 17 copie
Requiem: Vocal Score (1985) 15 copie
Gold (2002) 11 copie
Starlight Express: Original 1984 London Cast Recording (1999) — Compositore — 10 copie
The Wizard of Oz: 2011 London Palladium Recording (2011) — Compositore — 9 copie
Cats: Souvenir Programme (1981) 8 copie
School of Rock: The Musical: Original Cast Recording (2015) — Compositore — 7 copie
Classical Hits (2000) 5 copie
Now and Forever (2003) 5 copie
By Jeeves — Compositore — 5 copie
Love Songs (1993) 4 copie
Variations (1999) 3 copie
Don't Cry for Me, Argentina [score] (1997) — Compositore — 3 copie
Piano solos (1988) 3 copie
The Greatest Songs (1995) — Compositore — 3 copie
Now and Forever (2001) 2 copie
Andrew Lloyd Webber Naturally (1995) — Compositore — 2 copie
Cats Act One & Act Two (1981) 2 copie
Das Phantom der Oper (1995) 2 copie
Cats: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (2019) — Compositore — 2 copie
Sixty (2008) 2 copie
Variations for Piano (1988) 2 copie
The Last Session (2014) 2 copie
The Premiere Collection Encore [1993 film] — Compositore — 2 copie
Copacabana 2 copie
Original Cast 1 copia
Broadway now 1 copia
Hans Andersen 1 copia
With one look 1 copia
Think Of Me 1 copia
Charlie Girl [1965] (1994) 1 copia
Wildest Dreams (2011) 1 copia
Symphonic Lloyd-Webber — Compositore — 1 copia
Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Classic Collection — Compositore — 1 copia
No Strings (2008) 1 copia
Sing 1 copia
Memory 1 copia
Welterfolge (1997) 1 copia
Cats 1 copia
Sings the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (1992) — Compositore — 1 copia
Cats Program 1 copia
The Phantom of the Opera [keyboard score] (1990) — Compositore — 1 copia
Music of 2 1 copia
Unmasked Lib/E: A Memoir (2018) 1 copia
Magic of 1 copia
Variations 1 copia

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Fantasma dell'opera (Il) (2004) — Compositore — 797 copie
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The Sound of Music Companion (2006) — Prefazione — 77 copie
Cats [2019 film] (2019) — Compositore — 59 copie
All The Churches of London (1997) — Prefazione — 5 copie
Best of Broadway: Music of the Night — Compositore — 1 copia
Tomorrow [single] — Compositore — 1 copia
Standing at the Sky's Edge [programme] (2024) — Welcome — 1 copia


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I loved this autobiography. Narration by Derek Perkins was exceptional. The humor, praise of colleagues, family, other contributors to the musicals that were produced, details of all those involved and almost involved, all add up to an interesting and entertaining book.
TraSea | 3 altre recensioni | Apr 29, 2024 |
This autobiography is a fun read. Depending on your interest in the origins of Phantom, Cats, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar will impact your experience. Lots of tell all bitchy stuff. I especially enjoyed the portion about Streisand wanting to see the production of Cats prior to recording Memory. She sat through the first act and then requested a glass of milk. After the milk arrived she left the theater before the second act began. Of course, the second act is when Memory is sung! She later told Andrew Lloyd Webber that she was claustrophobic. I guess when you are the number one Diva in the world you can get away with anything. She did record the song and you know the rest.… (altro)
GordonPrescottWiener | 3 altre recensioni | Aug 24, 2023 |
I absolutely love everything about the musical production The Phantom of the Opera: the gothic setting; the music; the operas within an opera and of course the cleverly constructed and often overlapping lyrics are just sublime. Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera Companion contains the original screenplay and reading it enhanced my already existing appreciation of the musical.

“Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera: a mystery never fully explained.” Page 62

I recently attended Opera Australia’s production of The Phantom of the Opera at the State Theatre in Melbourne four times and it continues to raise the hair on the back of my neck and give me goosebumps every, single, time.

I've always struggled to describe the sheer majesty of the title song and the "duuuuuun, dun dun dun dun dunnnnnn!" that reverberates into your chest. In this companion edition I'm pleased to have finally found a description from the screenplay that sums it up in just three words:

"The porters whip off the canvas. The auctioneer switches on the chandelier by igniting a huge battery. There is an enormous flash and the thunderous organ overture begins." Page 62

It's the thunderous organ overture which never fails to move me or ignite my senses. Reading the screenplay in full for the first time provided a new angle from which to appreciate Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliance. The clever word play and poetic rhythm of the lyrics deliver tongue twisters one moment while other times the lines seem to trip off your tongue in sheer delight. Take the following example from Christine. Even if you don't know the circumstances or accompanying tune, the words are lyrical and seem to dance together in a way that makes my brain feel like warm, sticky caramel:

"Twisted every way, what answer can I give? Am I to risk my life, to win the chance to live? Can I betray the man who once inspired my voice? Do I become his prey? Do I have any choice? He kills without a thought, he murders all that's good... I know I can't refuse, and yet, I wish I could. Oh God - if I agree, what horrors wait for me in this - the Phantom's Opera...?" Page 125

I'm well aware that my enjoyment of this book is inexplicably connected to my love of the opera itself, but it's as though my mind enjoys picking over the lyrics and melodies and revisiting their uniqueness over and over. It then seeks to deliver snippets to me throughout the day in 100 little ear worms and sudden and tuneful outbursts without provocation. Perhaps the Angel of Music haunts me just as it does Christine...

Often the characters' lines will overlap and I was able to read all of the lyrics in the screenplay for the first time here. Sung and read together, they create a swirling sphere of linguistic pleasure that seems to envelope my brain in a sweet fog of words and music that ignites my soul and won't let go.

The musical is multi layered (like the movie Inception) with plays within the play and even makes fun of industry cliches and stereotypes in the caricature of Carlotta and the swooning lovesick and overly protective leading man Raol. There's also a clear sense of humour throughout, one of my favourites being "and what is it that I've meant to have wrote, written?" The stage production in Melbourne was exquisite and the scenery was mesmerisingly clever with performers and the set continuously transforming and defying any attempt to understand how it all works. The interactions between Andre and Firmin are absolute highlights for me, and I loved reading their 'notes sequence'.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera Companion is a book I'll never part with and I'm so glad I now have my own ready reference to all of the lyrics. The lyric I'm trying to learn by heart at the moment is the following from Masquerade:

"Flash of mauve ... Splash of puce... Fool and king ... Ghoul and goose ... Green and black ... Queen and priest ... Trace of rouge ... Face of beast ... Faces ........ Eye of gold ... Thigh of blue ... True is false ... Who is who? ... Curl of lip ... Swirl of gown ... Ace of hearts ... Face of Clown." Page 111

Were you able to read it through without stumbling? Are you also a Phantom tragic? I'd love to know. It could be another decade before I have the chance to “close my eyes and let my spirit start to soar” once again, but now that I have the screenplay - in addition to the Original London Cast recording from 1987 - I'll be able to re-visit the Music of the Night any time.

Highly recommended!
… (altro)
Carpe_Librum | 2 altre recensioni | Jan 30, 2023 |


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