Thursday - January 05, 2012
About This Show
Stephen Sondheim is undeniably the best known living composer and lyricist working in the American theatre; he has earned multiple Tony and Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. He was mentored by playwright Oscar Hammerstein II and studied theory with composer Milton Babbitt. This episode showcases a selection of tunes penned by Sondheim, including “Send In The Clowns,” “Old Friends,” and “I Wish I Could Forget,” on which he sings and plays piano. This program origianlly aired in 1994.