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Engel, Lehman 1910-1982

Works: 789 works in 1,443 publications in 2 languages and 22,598 library holdings
Genres: Musicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Original cast recordings  Drama  Operas  Excerpts  History  Discographies  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Conductor, Author, Performer, Arranger, Editor, Director, Composer, Narrator, Compiler, Instrumentalist, Interviewer, Host, Interviewee
Classifications: ML1711, 782.14
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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 1,081 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
The American musical theater; a consideration by Lehman Engel( Book )

20 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1967 book provides a critical history of 20th century musicals in the United States
Wonderful town by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

21 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of a musical by Lehman Engel( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Pacific : original Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program notes in container insert. Original cast starring Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza. Includes bonus tracks
The American musical theater by Lehman Engel( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 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 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiss me, Kate : original Broadway cast recording by Cole Porter( Recording )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 615 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)
The boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

16 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 566 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 555 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 542 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 497 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 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pal Joey by Richard Rodgers( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King and I by Richard Rodgers( )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using lush orchestrations, this new production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein 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
Li'l Abner : original Broadway cast recording by Gene De Paul( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bright day : an autobiography by Lehman Engel( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girl crazy : studio cast recording by George Gershwin( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English 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( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Engel A. Lehman 1910-1982

Engel, Lehman, 1910-

Lehman Engel

Lehman Engel American conductor

Lehman Engel Amerikaans componist (1910-1982)

Lehman Engel chef d'orchestre et compositeur

Lehman Engel, Conductor

Lehmann Engel

English (197)

German (5)