Little Night Music [Original Broadway Cast Recording] [Bonus Tracks]

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sarah Erlewine
One of Stephen Sondheim's better-known works, A Little Night Music is inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night. The story follows the intertwining of several imperfect relationships, leading to a satisfying resolution as a romantic comedy should. Sondheim's score is sublimely evocative, invoking the mysticism of an early evening full of promise perfectly described by a song from the second act, "Perpetual Anticipation". Typically cerebral, the soundtrack is highlighted by the now-standard "Send in the Clowns," one of Sondheim's greatest contributions to the world of musical theater, at once bittersweet and enchanting. Also included on this CD ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sarah Erlewine
One of Stephen Sondheim's better-known works, A Little Night Music is inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night. The story follows the intertwining of several imperfect relationships, leading to a satisfying resolution as a romantic comedy should. Sondheim's score is sublimely evocative, invoking the mysticism of an early evening full of promise perfectly described by a song from the second act, "Perpetual Anticipation". Typically cerebral, the soundtrack is highlighted by the now-standard "Send in the Clowns," one of Sondheim's greatest contributions to the world of musical theater, at once bittersweet and enchanting. Also included on this CD recording is a bonus track of a misguided reworking of the song "The Glamorous Life" not the Sheila E. hit from the 1980s from the movie version of A Little Night Music, which is unfortunate because the original available on this recording is so charming.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886975620821
  • Catalog Number: 756208
  • Sales rank: 12,294

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Act 1. Overture and Night Waltz - Teri Ralston (3:59)
  2. 2 Act 1. Now/Later/Soon - Victoria Mallory (10:37)
  3. 3 Act 1. A Glamorous Life - Judy Kahan (4:01)
  4. 4 Act 1. Remember? - Benjamin Rayson & Beth Fowler (2:30)
  5. 5 Act 1. You Must Meet My Wife - Glyn Johns (4:07)
  6. 6 Act 1. Liaisons - Hermione Gingold (5:06)
  7. 7 Act 1. In Praise of Women - Laurence Guittard (3:30)
  8. 8 Act 1. Every Day a Little Death - Patricia Elliott (2:28)
  9. 9 Act 1. A Weekend in the Country (6:40)
  10. 10 Act 2. Night Waltz I / The Sun Won't Set - Teri Ralston (1:49)
  11. 11 Act 2. Night Waltz II / The Sun Sits Low - Teri Ralston (1:42)
  12. 12 Act 2. It Would Have Been Wonderful - Laurence Guittard (4:26)
  13. 13 Act 2. Perpetual Anticipation - Teri Ralston (0:58)
  14. 14 Act 2. Send in the Clowns - Glyn Johns (3:27)
  15. 15 Act 2. The Miller's Son - D. Jamin-Bartlett (4:28)
  16. 16 Act 2. Finale: Send in the Clowns (reprise) / Night Waltz (reprise) - Glyn Johns (3:33)
  17. 17 The Glamorous Life - Elaine Tomkinson (4:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Len Cariou Vocals, Track Performer
Hermione Gingold Vocals, Track Performer
Beth Fowler Vocals, Track Performer
Paul Gemignani Conductor
Glyn Johns Vocals, Track Performer
Mark Lambert Vocals, Track Performer
Jonathan Tunick Performing Ensemble
Laurence Guittard Vocals, Track Performer
D. Jamin-Bartlett Vocals, Track Performer
Victoria Mallory Vocals, Track Performer
Benjamin Rayson Vocals, Track Performer
Gene Varrone Vocals, Track Performer
Barbara Lang Vocals, Track Performer
George Lee Andrews Vocals
Teri Ralston Vocals, Track Performer
Patricia Elliott Vocals, Track Performer
Judy Kahan Vocals, Track Performer
Elaine Tomkinson Track Performer
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer, Music Collaborator
William Evans Liner Notes
John Guerriere Engineer
Goddard Lieberson Producer
Jonathan Tunick Orchestration
Patricia Birch Choreographer
Harold Prince Director
Thomas Z. Shepard Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Edward T. Graham Engineer
Harold Hastings Musical Director, Music Direction
Ken Fredette Art Direction
Hugh Wheeler Book
Florence Klotz Costume Design
Eleanor Becker Editorial Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "Every day a little death . . .

    Everyday a little sting" . . . once again the names of the orchestra personnel were not included in the "in-depth" program booklet. These people are artists. What a shame.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Ultimate Sondheim Masterpiece

    This is the ultimate Sodhiem masterpiece. Evocative, bitter-sweet, enchanting, nostalgic, brilliant, perfect, timeless etc etc. If you don't know Sondheim, this is for you. If you do know (and love) Sondheim, you need no encouragement to get out the CD and play it yet again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Among Sondheim's Best

    Classic Sondheim at his best.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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