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The music of the Night

Jimie 2020. 5. 10. 05:49




The 1st wife, 2nd wife and 3rd wife of the composer


                               Music of the Night


Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway.

He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. Several of his songs have been widely recorded and were successful outside of their parent musicals, such as "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and "Memory" from Cats.


In 2001 The New York Times referred to him as "the most commercially successful composer in history". The Daily Telegraph ranked him the "fifth most powerful person in British culture" in 2008, with lyricist Don Black writing "Andrew more or less single-handedly reinvented the musical."

The 1st wife, 2nd wife and 3rd wife of the composer

Lloyd Webber has been married three times.

He married first Sarah Hugill on 24 July 1971 and they divorced on 14 November 1983. Together they had two children, a daughter and a son:


He then married singer Sarah Brightman on 22 March 1984 in Hampshire. He cast Brightman in the lead role in his musical The Phantom of the Opera, among other notable roles. They divorced on 3 January 1990.


Thirdly, he married Madeleine Gurdon in Westminster on 9 February 1991. They have three children, two sons and one daughter, all of whom were born in Westminster:

  • Alastair Adam Lloyd Webber (born 3 May 1992)
  • William Richard Lloyd Webber (born 24 August 1993)
  • Isabella Aurora Lloyd Webber (born 30 April 1996).




Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and musician.

Brightman began her career as a member of the dance troupe Hot Gossip and released several disco singles as a solo performer. In 1981, she made her West End musical theatre debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whom she later married.

She went on to star in several West End and Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, where she originated the role of Christine Daaé. Her original London cast album of Phantom was released in CD format in 1987 and sold 40 million copies worldwide, making it the biggest-selling cast album ever.

After retiring from the stage and divorcing Lloyd Webber, Brightman resumed her music career with former Enigma producer Frank Peterson, this time as a classical crossover artist. She has been credited as the creator and remains among the most prominent performers of this genre, with worldwide sales of more than 35 million albums and two million DVDs, establishing herself as the world's best-selling soprano.

Personal life

At age 18, in 1979, Brightman married Andrew Graham-Stewart, who at that time managed the German band Tangerine Dream.  She later met Andrew Lloyd Webber when she performed in Cats.

In 1983, Brightman divorced Graham-Stewart and later that same year, Lloyd Webber divorced his first wife, Sarah Hugill, with whom he had two children. 

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Brightman married on 22 March 1984 and their relationship quickly became the subject of intense media and tabloid scrutiny until their divorce in 1990. Brightman acknowledged the marriage in a 1999 interview as a "difficult time" but also one of much creative output. They are currently on friendly terms; in 2006, at the 20th London anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera, Lloyd Webber called Brightman a "wonderful woman" and "absolutely beloved mentor", and she performed at the 25th anniversary of the musical in 2011. He appeared as a special guest in her 1997 concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.


Brightman had a 10-year relationship with Frank Peterson, during which they tried and were unsuccessful in having children. In an interview with British magazine Hello!, she said motherhood would have been "lovely" but accepted that she would never have a child.




The Phantom of the Opera + Music of the Night

By  Andrew Lloyd Webber 


"The Music of the Night" (also labeled as just "Music of the Night") is a major song from the 1986 musical The Phantom of the Opera.

The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Charles Hart.  Initially made famous by Michael Crawford, the actor who originated the role of the Phantom both in the West End and on Broadway,  "The Music of the Night" has appeared on many soundtracks of the musical, sold millions of copies worldwide, and has been translated into many languages.


"The Music of the Night" is sung after the Phantom lures Christine Daaé to his lair beneath the Opera House. He seduces Christine with "his music" of the night, his voice putting her into a type of trance. He sings of his unspoken love for her and urges her to forget the world and life she knew before. The Phantom leads Christine around his lair, eventually pulling back a curtain to reveal a mannequin dressed in a wedding gown resembling Christine. When she approaches it, it suddenly moves, causing her to faint. The Phantom then carries Christine to a bed, where he lays her down and goes on to write his music.


Sarah Brightman declared at the London's Royal Albert Hall Concert in 1997,  that the song was originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber for her, the first time he met her. That version had different lyrics and was called "Married Man". The lyrics were later rewritten and the song was added to The Phantom of the Opera.


A year before The Phantom Of The Opera opened at Her Majesty's Theatre, the original version of the song was performed at Andrew Lloyd Webber's own theatre at Sydmonton, along with the first drafts of the show.  The audience were a specially gathered group of Webber's acquaintances. The Phantom was played by Colm Wilkinson.  The lyrics were very different from the ones used in the three variations of the song as lyricist Charles Hart had not yet become involved in the project.



The Music of the Night,

세기적인 영국의 음악가 앤드류가 세기적 소프라노 사라 브라이트만을 위하여 작곡한 노래...연애 편지(戀書) , 연애 음악(戀歌)~?

그래서인지 사라를 유혹하는 듯한 사랑의 멜로디는 오페라를 관통하는 선율이 되어 무척 감미롭다.

유령 앤드류가  사라 브라이트만을 차지하려고 연가로 영혼을 마취시키는 듯 ,...


1997년 로얄 알버트 홀 콘서트에서 사라 브라이트만은 밝혔다.

이 곡은 원래 앤드류가 그녀를 처음 만났을 때 그녀를 위해 지은 곡이라고...


The music of the Night 앤드류와 사라 두 연인의 사랑이 육체적.정신적 클라이막스에 이르자 항홀경에 오른 '하나된 육과 영'이 폭발,

산산히 부숴져 밤하늘 멀리서 별빛가루로  흩어지는 환영을 수 놓듯~~~ 사랑의 선율이 매우 감미롭고 한없이 황홀하다.  ~from Jimie~




André Rieu - The music of the Night (Live in New York City)

The beautiful scenery of the night in NY through window



The sweet magic night,The melody of soul, Slowly, gently, deftly I caress you...,Floating, Falling Sweet Intoxication


André Rieu & the Johann Strauss Orchestra performing

"The music of the Night"

Live in Radio City Music Hall, New York City.

Night-time sharpens, heightens each sensation


Night-time sharpens, heightens each sensation

밤은 모든 감각들을 곤두세우고 예민하게 해

Darkness stirs and wakes imagination

어두움은 우리의 상상력을 자극하고 일깨우지

Silently the senses abandon their defences
조용히, 우리의 감각들은 경계를 누그러뜨리고

Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendour
천천히, 부드럽게 밤의 장관이 펼쳐지네


Grasp it, sense it - tremulous and tender

붙잡아 봐, 느껴봐- 전율과 부드러움을




Turn your face away from the garish light of day,

번쩍이기만 하는 태양 빛은 외면하렴


turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light -

그 냉정하고 무감각한 빛은 잊어 버려-


and listen to the music of the night

그리고 들어봐, 이 밤의 음악을


Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams

눈을 감아, 그리고 너의 가장 어두운 꿈들에게 항복하는 거야

Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before
이전에 알았던 삶은 다 지우고

Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar
눈을 감아, 그리고 너의 영혼이 날아오르도록 해 보렴

And you'll live as you've never lived before
그러면 넌 이전과는 비견할 수 없는 삶을 살게 될 거야

Softly, deftly, music shall surround you
부드럽게, 교묘하게 음악은 너를 둘러싸려고 해

Feel it, hear it, closing in around you
느껴봐, 들어봐, 네 주위를 둘러싸는 음악을

Open up your mind,
너의 마음을 열고

let your fantasies unwind, in this darkness
너의 환상들을 이 어두움 속에 풀어놓아보렴

which you know you cannot fight
네가 결코 대항할 수 없는 이 어두움 속에

the darkness of the music of the night
밤의 음악의 이 암흑이여

Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world
네 마음이 이 낯설고 새로운 세계로 떠나도록 해봐

Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before
이전에 알았던 세상의 모든 사고들은 다 버리고

Let your soul take you where you long to be
너의 영혼이 네가 있고자 열망하는 곳으로 널 데려가도록 해

Only then
오직 그 때만이

can you belong to me
넌 나의 세계에 들어올 수 있는 거야

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication
물 위를 떠다니듯, 흘러내리듯, 달콤한 도취

Touch me, trust me
날 만져보렴, 그리고 날 믿으렴

savour each sensation
이 모든 감각들의 풍미

Let the dream begin
꿈이 시작되도록 해봐

let your darker side give in to the power of the music that I write


너의 어두운 내면이 나의 밤의 음악의 힘에 순종하도록 해봐


the power of the music of the night

밤의 음악의 힘이여

You alone can make my song take flight
오직 너만이 나의 노래를 날아오르게 할 수 있어

help me make the music of the night
내가 밤의 음악을 만들도록 도와다오




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