Favorite Composer

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Favorite Composer#0
Posted: 5/24/03 at 1:26pm
Got a favorite composer? Do tell!

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...#1
Posted: 5/24/03 at 1:29pm
Henry Krieger and Maury Yeston! :)
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...#2
Posted: 5/24/03 at 1:31pm
Composer would have to be...if this wasn't musicals I'd say Danny Elfman but...right now Jason Robert Brown.

~MlleDaae *one more to go...*
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Jerry Herman#3
Posted: 5/24/03 at 2:55pm
And the Winner in my world is Jerry Herman.
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OOOh, here are mine.............#4
Posted: 5/24/03 at 3:03pm
Andrew Lloyd Webber(The Phantom Of The Opera), and Jim Steinman(Dance of the Vampires/Tanz Der Vampire)!!!!!!
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Composer#5
Posted: 5/24/03 at 3:37pm
Steinman, even before Tanz/DOTV.
Guettel.
Sondheim, of course.
Herman for melody and froth.
Rodgers for everything else including his grandson.
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Fav Composers#6
Posted: 5/24/03 at 3:41pm
My best friend has exposed me even more to the absolute briliance of Sondeheim. I just LOVE all his work! JRB is up there too.
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i am partial to#7
Posted: 5/24/03 at 3:50pm
sondheim. i love his work.

2 main reasons i want to see bounce --- sonheim's score and gavin creel singing it (not too bad on the yes either)
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Oh...#8
Posted: 5/24/03 at 3:55pm
Well, of COURSE I adore Sondheim. I just thought that went without saying... :-\
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Maybe this question should be phrased...#9
Posted: 5/24/03 at 3:58pm
..."other than Sondheim"...
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other than sondheim#10
Posted: 5/24/03 at 4:00pm
rodgers and hammerstein
ahrens and flaherty (once on this island/ragtime)
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Composers#11
Posted: 5/24/03 at 4:13pm
I've always just loved Kander & Ebb, and I love Rodgers & Hammerstein as well.

:)
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composers#12
Posted: 5/24/03 at 4:17pm
Further to Mr. Rodgers' little grandson Adam....

Broadway.com is reporting (glad they're still good for something) that Guettel's new musical "Light in the Piazza" starting in Seattle next Saturday night might come to Lincoln Center after Seattle and Chicago.

The music to this one is beautiful...although no one could be as good doing it as Adam himself is on the several private demos he's done of the score.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy...and of course, his mother (Mary Rodgers Guettel) was the long time head of Juilliard which is located at Lincoln Center.
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Aaaaaaaaaand..#13
Posted: 5/24/03 at 5:52pm
I forgot to mention: Ryan Scott Oliver. He's an up and coming new composer here in Southern California. I truly believe he's going to be the "new sound of musical theater." I'm sure you'll all be hearing of him soon!
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JRB#14
Posted: 5/24/03 at 6:14pm
Jason Robert Brown

STEVOS
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yep!#15
Posted: 5/24/03 at 6:27pm
Yes! JASON ROBERT BROWN! Wow!
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Jim Steinman (nmi)#16
Posted: 5/24/03 at 8:31pm
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:)#17
Posted: 5/24/03 at 8:55pm
Kander and Ebb
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Mostly the older generation...#18
Posted: 5/24/03 at 9:15pm
If I had to choose one favorite composer it would have to be Harold Arlen.

Runners up: Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart (Larry Hart was IMHO even a greater lyricist than Porter) Jerome Kern, Jules Styne, Harry Revel.

Sondheim is in there too, though he can infuriate me as much as pleasure me.
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.#19
Posted: 5/24/03 at 9:19pm
I should add Rodgers and Hart as well... Im such a space cadet tonight!
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Maury!#20
Posted: 5/25/03 at 4:19am
Maury Yeston is definitely my favorite composer. Not only does he have an amazing way with composition and lyrics, but he writes great songs for the leads and songs that truly show the talents of the ensemble. Not to mention every musical he had on Broadway won the Tony, and I have a feeling he's going to win again this year.

So yeah, in short, Maury rocks.
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Composers#21
Posted: 5/26/03 at 1:07am
I have so many favorites.
Richard Rodgers, Hart, Hammerstein
Kander and Ebb
Tesori and Scanlan Millie, Violet
Jerry Herman
Gerard A(Forbidden Bway)
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Alessandrini!#22
Posted: 5/26/03 at 11:04am
Ah! He is fecking amazing! He's definitely one of my favorites too.
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A+#23
Posted: 5/26/03 at 1:42pm
Gerard gets an A FOR Amazing!
Now "go into the words "
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re#24
Posted: 5/26/03 at 1:45pm
Lloyd Webber
Yeston
Sondheim
Steinman

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