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Interview with Paul Gemignani (Assassins)

Identifier: 2011.193.116

1 sound cassette [micro-audio] (15 min. 32 sec.) : analog, 1 access CD; 1 WAV preservation master; 1 MP3 web copy.

Interview with musical director Paul Gemignani by Ted Sod for the Education department, conducted in 2004.  Interview features Gemignani discussing the roles of musical director and conductor, Stephen Sondheim's music, preparations for the show, how music is used to tell the story of the different assassins, American style of music, casting for the show, collaborating with director Joe Mantello, what Assassins is about, Vaudeville aspects of the show, working with his son Alexander Gemignani, his training, advice for young people interested in musical direction, and the resonance of the show. 

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