• STANLEY WALDEN (b.1932) has written music for the theater (musicals, operas, ballets) in America and Europe, as well as for the concert stage (Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland and Louisville Orchestras; chamber music for Jan DeGaetani, Reri Grist, Gilbert Kalish, Joel Krosnick, and many others). Excerpts from all of this work are on this site.

    Mr. Walden has been a clarinetist, actor, and director. With his wife Barbara, he founded the Musical/Show Department at the Berlin Universität der Künste. Born in Brooklyn, he now resides in Palm Springs, California.

    Recent additions to this site include:

    CHUTZPAH!

    A 45-minute video autobiography of Stanley Walden’s life and work.

    LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE

    A book by Stanley and Barbara Walden about the course of Musical/Show study they developed at the UdK in Berlin (free download).

    THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

    Recordings of the words and music and a trailer for this musical, which opened in November 2016 and will play through the 2017-2018 season at the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe.

    “THOUGHTS ON IMPROVISATION”

    An essay from the program for the production of SHYLOCK at the Munich Kammerspiele.

    “SOME OBSERVATIONS BY AN AMERICAN ACTING IN THE GERMAN THEATRE”

    From the program book for the production of MEIN KAMPF at the Bochum Stadtstheater.