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Sondheim, Etc.: Live at Carnegie Hall

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The first amazing thing about this recording, made at Carnegie Hall on December 9, 1996, is that it represents the New York concert debut of a performer who made her Broadway stage debut more than 28 years earlier and has long since become a major musical comedy star, known for her appearances in such shows as Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and The Goodbye Girl. Bernadette Peters was 48 years old at the time of this recording, but she retained the charming, childlike quality she had always brought to her work, as well as the authority that comes with decades of experience. Both were necessary to bring off a show largely devoted to the emotionally ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The first amazing thing about this recording, made at Carnegie Hall on December 9, 1996, is that it represents the New York concert debut of a performer who made her Broadway stage debut more than 28 years earlier and has long since become a major musical comedy star, known for her appearances in such shows as Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and The Goodbye Girl. Bernadette Peters was 48 years old at the time of this recording, but she retained the charming, childlike quality she had always brought to her work, as well as the authority that comes with decades of experience. Both were necessary to bring off a show largely devoted to the emotionally complicated work of songwriter Stephen Sondheim, author or co-author of 12 of the 15 tracks, especially since Peters chose such a wide range of material, notably the Into the Woods songs "No One Is Alone," "Hello, Little Girl," and "Any Moment," none of which she had sung in the musical. Peters did recall her long career, however, especially in a powerful performance of "Time Heals Everything" from Mack & Mabel, in which she starred. In her stage remarks, shorn of a character to play, she turned out to be funny and appealing. The final trio of songs all by Sondheim could hardly be improved: "Not a Day Goes By" to which Peters gave the definitive reading suggests you can't live with a relationship; "Being Alive" suggests you can't live without one; and "Move On" which Peters sang in Sunday in the Park with George suggests that life presents broader considerations. Performed before a wildly enthusiastic audience, Sondheim, Etc. is a triumphant debut worthy of an encore.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/1997
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 724349819924
  • Catalog Number: 98199
  • Sales rank: 2,370

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bernadette Peters Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Marvin Laird Conductor
Tony Parise Vocals
Sean McDermott Vocals
Bill Ebbesmeyer Vocals
Sean Martin Hingston Vocals
Craig Runano Vocals
Technical Credits
Peter Matz Arranger, Orchestration
Bernadette Peters Executive Producer
Billy Byers Arranger, Orchestration
Don Sebesky Arranger, Orchestration
John Harris Engineer
Jay Landers Producer
Philip J. Lang Arranger, Orchestration
Vladimir Meller Mastering
John O'Hara Cover Photo
Michael Starobin Arranger, Orchestration
Jonathan Tunick Arranger, Orchestration
Chris Tergesen Producer, Engineer
Marvin Laird Arranger, Director, Orchestration, Musical Director
Steve Murphy Executive Producer
Ken Mandelbaum Liner Notes
Richard Jay-Alexander Director, Executive Producer
Arthur Laurents Liner Notes
Steve Asher Event Producer
Tom Hammond Executive Producer, Management
Donna Karan Wardrobe Design
Rocco Landesman Event Coordinator
Bryan Landrine Stage Manager
Bob Mackie Wardrobe Design
Daryl Roth Event Coordinator
Tom Sorce Sound Design
Robert M. Wallach Event Coordinator
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bernie makes it all alone!

    from the moment the fabulous bernadette peters bursts onto stage with her recording of broadway baby, the listener knows they are in for a treat of Cd. The show just gets better and better. The highlight being Making love alone, it has never been so much fun using one's hand to explore the body. well Bernatte peters you have done it again no wonder you are the best girl on the block.

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