On Stage and Screen
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Crafting music for dramatic purposes, whether on stage or on screen, requires a highly specialized skill set. In some cases music must dominate and carry the weight of the storytelling; in others it must assume a more subservient role. Philip Glass and Carl Davis discuss their approaches to writing music to complement filmed images, while John McGlinn, Tommy Tune, and John Kander all discuss matters of re-creation and authenticity, whether it is in art of restoration or capturing a historical era’s distinctive dances and sounds.