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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The relationship between Oscar Hammerstein II and Stephen Sondheim is among the most confounding in the American musical theater. On the one hand, Hammerstein was Sondheim's spiritual father, the guiding force who led him to become a writer of theater songs. On the other, the optimistic, wholesome attitude expressed in Hammerstein's lyrics and librettos could not be more different from the skeptical, subversive wit of Sondheim. Mandy Patinkin confronted this dichotomy head-on in his fourth album, alternating songs by the two, following Hammerstein's "If I Loved You" with Sondheim's "I Wish I Could Forget You," Hammerstein's "Honey Bun" with Sondheim's "Not a Day Goes ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The relationship between Oscar Hammerstein II and Stephen Sondheim is among the most confounding in the American musical theater. On the one hand, Hammerstein was Sondheim's spiritual father, the guiding force who led him to become a writer of theater songs. On the other, the optimistic, wholesome attitude expressed in Hammerstein's lyrics and librettos could not be more different from the skeptical, subversive wit of Sondheim. Mandy Patinkin confronted this dichotomy head-on in his fourth album, alternating songs by the two, following Hammerstein's "If I Loved You" with Sondheim's "I Wish I Could Forget You," Hammerstein's "Honey Bun" with Sondheim's "Not a Day Goes By." Those juxtapositions emphasized the differences, but Patinkin also found similarities in some pairings. The odd thing was that, although Patinkin is identified with Sondheim, here he was more comfortable with Hammerstein. He is able to appreciate the ambivalent anguish of "I Wish I Could Forget You" and the savage wit of "Remember," but he's too nice to plumb the cruelty of either song. On the other hand, Hammerstein's embrace of sentiment is similar to Patinkin's, and in songs like "If I Loved You," "Bali Ha'i," and "Honey Bun," he was able to indulge his energy and back-wall-of-the-theater bellow. Sondheim can thank Patinkin for making his songs seem more conventional and acceptable than they really are. Here, Patinkin even found surprising warmth in two of the austere songs from Passion. But, despite Patinkin's obvious affection for Sondheim, that doesn't make him the ideal interpreter. On the other hand, listening to this record makes you wonder what he could do with Hammerstein standards like "Ol' Man River" or "Oklahoma!"
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  • Release Date: 10/24/1995
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • UPC: 075597939224
  • Catalog Number: 79392

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mandy Patinkin Primary Artist
Charles Wilson Woodwind
John Beal Bass
Bruce Bonvissuto Trombone
Danny Cahn Trumpet
Ronald Carbone Viola
David Cerutti Viola
Alicia Edelberg Violin
Lawrence Feldman Woodwind
Joyce Hammann Violin, Concert Master
Larry Lunetta Trumpet
Nancy McAlhany Violin
Robert Millikan Trumpet
John Moses Woodwind
Suzanne Ornstein Violin
John Redsecker Drums
Clay Ruede Cello
Russ Rizner-French French Horn
Jim Saporito Percussion
Les Scott Woodwind
Laura Seaton Violin
Ron Sell French Horn
Mitchell Stern Violin
Roger Wendt French Horn
Ellen Westerman Cello
John Winder Woodwind
James Pugh Trombone
Anthony Kadleck Trumpet
Paul Ford Keyboards
Thad Wheeler Percussion
Eric Stern Conductor
Alexander Vselensky Violin
Richard Heckman Woodwind
Katherine LiVolsi Stern Violin
Elizabeth Mann Woodwind
David Calhoun Cello
Jennifer Hoult Harp
Nathan Durham Trombone, Tuba
Glen Daum fender rhodes
Technical Credits
Mandy Patinkin Contributor
Jonathan Schwartz Liner Notes
Douglas Besterman Orchestration
Billy Byers Orchestration
Don Sebesky Orchestration
Robert Hurwitz Executive Producer
Tom Lazarus Engineer, Mastering
John McClure Producer
Glenn Osser Orchestration
Bruce Samuels Programming, Contributor
Jonathan Tunick Orchestration
Paul Ford Arranger
Eric Stern Arranger
Michael Yukon Grody Contributor
Judy Blazer Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    The world need more music and vocals like this!

    The world need more music and vocals like this!

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    Posted October 1, 2010

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    i love all the songs that he sing

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