Library of Congress Staff Fellow Mark Horowitz is spending his time at the Kluge Center studying the Oscar Hammerstein Jr. correspondence, but his knowledge of the giants of musical theater extends beyond Hammerstein.
In Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions (2003) a co-publication with the Library of Congress, Horowitz collected several interviews he conducted with acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, most under the auspices of the Library. In the book, Sondheim, creator of great works including A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, and Sweeney Todd, talks about writing music and lyrics, his greatest works, his career, and much more.
Mark said he was excited about the book’s new edition:
“What thrills me the most is having the book released as a paperback which will make it much more affordable, particularly to students. And the fact that it’s done as well as it has, to the degree that it warranted a third edition, is extraordinarily gratifying. And, of course, the fact that Sondheim himself has been so enthusiastic about it is best of all.”
The paperback edition will be released March 13, 2019.