Follies In Concert / Gemignani, Albanese, Stritch, Burnett, Cook, Callaway

Release Date: 10/24/2011
Label: Masterworks
Catalog Number: 88697953742
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Despite an initial Broadway run of little more than a year, and the release of an original cast album which had severely edited and misrepresented the score, Stephen Sondheim’s Follies was revered by a small, but enthusiastic segment of theatergoers.Thirteen years after its Broadway run, the New York Philharmonic’s two performances of FOLLIES IN CONCERT finally gave one of Sondheim’s most ravishing scores its complete due, and revealed the previously neglected show as a masterwork of the American musical theater. Featuring an all-star cast recruited by the composer, FOLLIES IN CONCERT quickly passed into theatrical legend and is now referred to in the same manner as a major historical event. FOLLIES IN CONCERT is newly available in an eco-friendly, 2-CD softpack, which also includes Stephen Sondheim’s score to the film Stavisky.
Works on This Recording
1. Follies by Stephen Sondheim
Performer: Barbara [voice] Cook (Voice), George Hearn (Baritone), Erie Mills (Soprano), Licia Albanese (Soprano), Carol Burnett (Voice), Daisy Prince (Voice), Mandy Patinkin (Tenor), Adolph Green (Tenor), Liz Callaway (Voice), Betty Comden (Voice), Arthur Rubin (Voice), Elaine Stritch (Voice), Lee Remick (Voice)
Conductor: Paul Gemignani
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Written: 1971 ;
2. Stavisky by Stephen Sondheim
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1974 ;
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