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He has composed 13 musicals, a song cyclea set of variationstwo film scoresand a Latin Requiem Mass. In The New York Times referred to him as "the most commercially successful composer in history". Let Me See (alt tk) - Lester Young - Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion: Lester Young with Count Ba company, the Really Useful Groupis one of the largest theatre operators in London.
Producers in several parts of the UK have staged productions, including national tours, of the Lloyd Webber musicals under licence from the Really Useful Group. Andrew Lloyd Webber was born in KensingtonLondon, the elder son of William Lloyd Webber —a composer and organist, and Jean Hermione Johnstone —a violinist and pianist.
Lloyd Webber started writing his own music at a young age, a suite of six pieces at the age of nine. His aunt Viola, an actress, took him to see many of her shows and through the stage door into the world of the theatre. InLloyd Webber was a Queen's Scholar at Westminster School and studied history for a term at Magdalen College, Oxfordalthough he abandoned the course in Minnie The Moocher - Various - Rotar Are Go Vol.02 winter of to study at the Royal College of Music and pursue his interest in musical theatre.
Inwhen Lloyd Webber was a year-old budding musical-theatre composer, he was introduced to the year-old aspiring pop-song writer Main Title Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Odessa File (Original Soundtrack Recording) Rice. They produced a demo tape of that work in but the project failed to gain a backer. Although composed Dundry Hill - Beak> - Recordings 05/01/09 > 17/01/09The Likes of Us was not publicly performed untilwhen a production was staged at Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton Festival.
The first amateur performance was by a children's theatre group in Cornwall called "Kidz R Us". Stylistically, The Likes of Us is fashioned after the Broadway musical of the s and s; it opens with a traditional overture comprising a medley of tunes from the show, and the score reflects some of Lloyd Webber's early influences, particularly Richard RodgersFrederick Loeweand Lionel Bart.
In this respect, it is markedly different from the composer's later work, which tends to be either predominantly or wholly through-composedand closer in form to opera than to the Broadway musical.
In the summer ofAlan Doggett, a family friend of the Lloyd Webbers who had assisted on The Likes of Us and who was the music teacher at the Colet Court school in London, commissioned Lloyd Webber and Rice to write a piece for the school's choir. Joseph began life as a short cantata that gained some recognition on its second staging with a favourable review in The Times.
For its subsequent performances, Rice and Lloyd Webber revised the show and added new songs to expand it to a more substantial length.
Continued expansion eventually culminated in a stage musical and then a two-hour-long production being staged in Various - Ultimatum West End in on the back of the success of Jesus Christ Superstar. Tim Rice was uncertain about this venture, partly because of his concern that he might not be able to do justice to the novels that he and Lloyd Webber so admired.
Evita was a highly successful show that ran for ten years in the West End. It transferred to Broadway in Rice and Lloyd Webber parted ways soon after Evitaalthough they have sporadically worked together in the years that followed. InLloyd Webber embarked on a Main Title Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Odessa File (Original Soundtrack Recording) project, the Variationswith his cellist brother Julian based on the 24th Caprice by Paganiniwhich reached number two in the pop album chart in the United Kingdom.
The same year, Lloyd Webber also composed a new theme tune for the long-running documentary series Whicker's Worldwhich was used from to Lloyd Webber embarked on his next project without a lyricist, turning instead to the poetry of T. Cats Main Title Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Odessa File (Original Soundtrack Recording) to become the longest running musical in London, where it ran for 21 years before closing.
On Broadway, Cats ran for 18 years, a record which would ultimately be broken by another Lloyd Webber musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Starlight Express was a commercial hit, but received negative reviews from the critics.
It enjoyed a record run in the West End, but ran for less than two years on Broadway. Starlight Express ran for 7, performances in London, making it the ninth longest-running West End show. The show also runs full-time in a custom-built theatre in BochumGermany, where it has been running since Lloyd Webber wrote a Requiem Mass dedicated to his father, William, who had died Peace In Our Time - Big Country - Classic (DVD) It premiered at St.
Thomas Church in New York on 24 February Church music had been a part of the composer's upbringing and the composition was inspired by an article he had read about the plight of Cambodian orphans. Lloyd Webber had Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) - Various - Het Beste Uit De MNM 1000 2016 - 1000 Goede Redenen Om a number of occasions written sacred music for the annual Sydmonton Festival.
Pie Jesu from Requiem achieved a high placing on the UK pop charts. Perhaps because of its large orchestration, live performances of the Requiem are rare.
He wrote the part of Christine for his then-wife, Sarah Brightmanwho played the role in the original London and Broadway productions alongside Michael Crawford as the Phantom. The production was directed by Harold Prince, who had also earlier directed Evita. Charles Hart wrote the lyrics for Phantom with some additional material provided by Richard Stilgoewith whom Lloyd Webber co-wrote the book of the musical.
It became a hit and is still running in both the West End and on Broadway; in January it overtook Lloyd Webber's Cats as the longest running show on Broadway. On 11 Plies - Anna Northcote - An Intermediate Class In BalletPhantom of the Opera played its 10,th show on Broadway. Aspects of Love followed ina musical based on the story by David Garnett. Aspects had a run of four years in London, but closed after less than a year on Broadway.
It has since gone on a tour of the UK. It stayed in the UK singles chart for 14 weeks, peaking at number 2 and becoming Ball's signature tune. Lloyd Webber had toyed with the idea of writing a musical based on Billy Wilder 's critically acclaimed movie, Sunset Boulevardsince the early s when he saw the film, but the project didn't come to fruition until after the completion of Aspects of Love when the composer finally managed to secure the rights from Paramount Pictures The composer worked with two collaborators, as he had done on Aspects of Love ; this time Christopher Hampton and Don Black shared equal credit for the book and lyrics.
Sunset Boulevard opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 12 Julyand ran for 1, performances. InSunset Boulevard became a successful Broadway show, opening with the largest advance in Broadway history, and winning seven Tony Awards that year. InWhistle Down the Wind made its debut, a musical written with lyrics supplied by Jim Steinman.
Originally opening in Washington, Lloyd Webber was reportedly not happy with the casting or Harold Prince's production and the show was subsequently revised for a London staging directed by Gale Edwards. The production included the Boyzone number-one hit " No Matter What ", which remained at the top of the UK charts for three weeks. The show had a respectable run at The Cambridge Theatre in London.
Having achieved great popular success in musical theatre, Lloyd Webber was referred to by The New York Times in as "the most commercially successful composer in history". With music by Indian Music composer A.
A revised Broadway production at the Broadway Theatre two years later ran for only performances. It ran for 19 months and performances. A revised production opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on 17 November Garnering mixed reviews from critics, due in part to the frequent absences of the show's star Maria Friedman due to breast cancer treatment, it closed only a brief three months later on 19 February It was announced on 25 Auguston his personal website, that his next project would be The Master and Margarita ; however, it was announced in late March that he had abandoned the project.
He was recognised for his outstanding contribution to American performing arts. Lee Mead won the contest after quitting his Patience - Cassiya - LAlbum DOr in the ensemble — and as understudy in The Phantom of the Opera — to compete for the role.
InLloyd Webber's cat, Otto, leaped onto his Clavinova piano and "destroyed the entire score for the new 'Phantom' in one fell swoop". On 1 JulyLloyd Webber presented excerpts from his musicals as part of the Concert for Diana held at Wembley StadiumLondon, an event organised to celebrate the life of Princess Diana almost 10 years after her death.
The show followed a similar format to its Maria and Joseph predecessors, this time involving a search for an actress to play the role of Nancy in a West End production of Lionel Bart 's Oliver!
Also in April Lloyd Webber was featured on the U. In early a series, called Eurovision: Your Country Needs Youwas broadcast to find a performer for a song that he would compose for the competition. At the contest, Lloyd Webber accompanied her on the piano during the performance. The United Kingdom finished 5th in the contest.
He cast the winner, Danielle Hopein the role of Dorothyand a dog to play Main Title Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Odessa File (Original Soundtrack Recording) in his forthcoming stage production of The Wizard of Oz. He and lyricist and composer Tim Rice wrote a Eves Ds Origines - Jean-Christian Michel - Disque Dor of Burbank Terror - Bas.Fled - Burning Ass Ambient songs for the production to supplement the songs from the film.
The London revival was so well-received that the production transferred to the Palace Theatre on Broadway in Februarymaking Lloyd Webber the first musical-theatre composer since to have four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway — a feat that two of his heroes Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein had previously achieved.
Lloyd Webber's memoir, Unmaskedwas published in March Lloyd Webber has been accused of plagiarism in his works. The Dutch composer Louis Andriessen commented that: "Andrew Lloyd Webber has yet to think up a single note; in fact, the poor guy's never invented one note by himself. That's rather poor".
Lloyd Webber's biographer, John Snelson, countered such accusations. The opening theme may be Mendelssohn, but the rhythmic and harmonic treatment along with new lines of highly effective melodic development are Lloyd Webber's.
The song works in its own right as its many performers and audiences can witness. The songwriter Ray Repp claimed in a court case that Lloyd Webber had stolen a melody from his own song "Till You", but the court ruled in Lloyd Webber's favour. There was another accusation of plagiarism regarding Pink Floyd. The band released their sixth studio album, Meddleinand the sixth track of the album, " Echoes ", has a riff on which Lloyd Webber allegedly based the opening organ riff in " The Phantom of the Opera ".
The two riffs share very similar notes and the order of the notes played. Pink Floyd bassist and co-lead vocalist Roger Waters pointed this out and said it was "probably actionable", but stated he did not care to take it to court.
An agreement was settled out of court and details were not released to the public. Lloyd Webber has been married three times. He married first Sarah Hugill on 24 July and they divorced on 14 November Together they had two children: a daughter and a son:. He then married singer Sarah Brightman on 22 March in Hampshire. He cast Brightman in the lead role in his musical The Phantom of the Operaamong other notable roles.
They divorced on 3 January Thirdly, he married Madeleine Gurdon in Westminster on 9 February They have three children, Main Title Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber - The Odessa File (Original Soundtrack Recording) sons and one daughter, all of whom were born in Westminster :. Lloyd Webber is an art collectorwith a passion for Victorian painting. Lloyd Webber was made a Conservative life peer in ;  however by the end ofhe had voted only 33 times.
In OctoberLloyd Webber was involved in a contentious House of Lords vote over proposed cuts to tax creditsvoting with the Government in favour of the plan. Lloyd Webber was denounced by his critics because he flew in Ich Fahr An Die Küste - Various - Hallo 76 abroad on his personal plane to vote, when his voting record was scant.
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