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Tennessee Williams Music

A Streetcar Named Desire—The Soundtrack

This is the original soundtrack to Elia Kazan's classic 1951 version of Williams's play. Composers Alex North and Max Steiner wrote the score, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

A Streetcar Named Desire—The Opera

Andre Previn composed this operatic version of Williams's play. It was Previn's first opera. The original production starred the famed soprano Renee Fleming as poor doomed Blanche DuBois.

The Glass Menagerie—The Soundtrack

Max Steiner also wrote the soundtrack for the 1950 film adaptation of this play. He was nominated and received several Oscars in his movie-score composing career. Just not for this movie.

The Night of the Iguana—The Soundtrack

This is the original soundtrack of the 1964 film of Williams's play. The soundtrack didn't get much attention on its own, but the film is a performance of raw emotion and insight into the human experience.

Nights of the Iguana—Iggy Pop

You know what else is full of raw emotion and insight into the human experience? Iggy Pop's awesome four-disc live album. Why settle for one Night of the Iguana when you can have many?

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