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Posted October 1, 2010
"A Stephen Sondheim Evening" is fantastic in every way! All of the singers have great voices, the arrangements are beautiful, and the song selections are so varied that the music keeps one's interest from beginning to end. Most of the songs on this disc were new to me, but now after hearing it there are only more Stephen Sondheim songs I love. Although only accompanied by a piano, synthesizer, bass, and percussion, I enjoyed the songs from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" a lot more on this CD than on cast recordings with full orchestras. Song Highlights include: "Isn't it?", "What more do I need?", "With so little to be sure of", "Pretty little picture", "The House of Marcus Lycus", "Echo Song", "Johanna", "Not a day goes by", and "Old friends". The two best songs are performed by Judy Kaye: "Another Hundred People" and the showstopping "Being Alive". I was very happy that Cris Groenendaal performs on this CD- he has one of the most beautiful singing voices I have ever heard. I only wish Cris had more solos- "Johanna" is his only solo, but he is featured on "Saturday Night", "Someone in a Tree", and is the lead singer on "There's something about a war". The songs on "A Stephen Sondheim Evening" are fun, funny, rich, dramatic, and very beautiful. This recording is a MUST-HAVE for any Stephen Sondheim fan!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 27, 2010
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