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Engel, Lehman 1910-1982

Works: 706 works in 1,383 publications in 5 languages and 22,682 library holdings
Genres: Musicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Original cast recordings  Operas  Excerpts  History  Discographies  Biography  Musical settings 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Arranger, Editor, Director, Composer, Instrumentalist, Interviewer, Compiler, Interviewee, Host
Classifications: ML1711, 782.14
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lehman Engel
Words with music by Lehman Engel( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadway's foremost musical director brings his years of creative experience and encyclopedic knowledge of music and theater to this outstanding study of the only uniquely American theatrical form, the musical show. Lehman Engel analyzes the form and traces its origins, finding distinct roots in Greek drama, Roman spectacle, and Shakespearean theater as well as in Italian grand opera, Viennese operetta, and the post-Ibsen plays of structure and ideas. Focusing on the libretto, Engel assesses the growth of the popular genre in terms of the development of its component parts--characters, subject matter, and physical stagecraft. Here is not a "safe" history of an art form, but a highly opinionated appraisal of the entire field from audience and economics to stars and producers. Engel does not hesitate to criticize the critics, dissect the songs and structures, and evaluate the artistic failures of some box-office successes. Unequaled in clarity, precision, and fullness of detail, this is a must for students and lovers of the American theater.--From publisher description
Wonderful town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

23 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American musical theater; a consideration by Lehman Engel( Book )

21 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1967 book provides a critical history of 20th century musicals in the United States
The making of a musical by Lehman Engel( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American musical theater by Lehman Engel( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning and producing the musical show by Lehman Engel( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1966 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

28 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"--Wikipedia (Feb 2007)
South Pacific : original Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Pacific overture (3:01) -- Dites-moi (1:16) -- Cock-eyed optimist (1:42) -- Twin soliloquies / Some enchanted evening (5:49) -- Bloody Mary (1:53) -- My girl back home (1:39) -- There is nothin' like a dame (3:47) -- Bali Ha'i (3:49) -- I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair (2:53) -- I'm in love with a wonderful guy (3:20) -- Younger than springtime (4:56) -- Happy talk (3:42) -- Honey bun (1:46) -- Carefully taught (1:13) -- This nearly was mine (2:09) -- Finale (2:59)
The boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

16 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their words are music : the great theatre lyricists and their lyrics by Lehman Engel( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting the show on : the complete guidebook for producing a musical in your theatre by Lehman Engel( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I can get it for you wholesale by Harold Rome( Recording )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward an American opera, 1911-1954 by Victor Herbert( Recording )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally issued on various labels
The critics by Lehman Engel( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chita Rivera, Nancy Dussault, Herschel Bernardi in Bajour : original Broadway cast by Walter Marks( )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pal Joey by Richard Rodgers( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King and I by Richard Rodgers( )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using lush orchestrations, this new production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic aims to set a new standard for this iconic musical. Features five-time Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara and Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe
This bright day : an autobiography by Lehman Engel( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three centuries of choral music : Renaissance to Baroque by Lehman Engel( )

15 editions published between 1940 and 1962 in 4 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady in the dark : complete 1963 cast recording ; Selected songs from Lady in the dark by Kurt Weill( Recording )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Words with music
Alternative Names
Engel A. Lehman 1910-1982

Lehman Engel American conductor

Lehman Engel Amerikaans componist (1910-1982)

Lehman Engel chef d'orchestre et compositeur