Stephen Banfield is Stanley Hugh Badock Professor of Music, University of Bristol, UK. His other books include: Sensibility and English Song: Critical Studies of the Early Twentieth Century, Gerald Finzi: An English Composer, and Jerome Kern. Sondheim's Broadway Musicals, which was awarded the Kurt Weill Prize, for a best book on musical theatre, and the Lowens Award.
This bookuthe first in-depth investigation of Sondheim's workutreats its subject with intellectual rigor and ardent appreciation. - American Theatre