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The legendary star of Broadway's "Music Man," "She Loves Me" and Candide" sings the songs of Stephen Sondheim and songs he wished he had written. Recorded live in true Dolby 5.1 multi-track surround sound, this 86 minute program captures the unmatched performance of one of America's most gifted artists.
Accompanied by longtime musical directory Wally Harper, Barbara Cook performs a memorable evening of songs by the great Stephen Sondheim mixed with songs Sondheim has said he wished he had written. It's a unique musical celebration The New York Times calls "brilliant...transcendent...you may find yourself holding your breath in awe!" As The Times of London recently declared: "Barbara Cook is the greatest theatrical singer in concert at the moment." Barbara Cook continues to perform MOSTLY SONDHEIM to critical acclaim and sold-out houses.
1. Everybody Says Don't
2. Buds Won't Bud
3. I Wonder What Became Of Me?
4. The Eagle and Me
5. I Had Myself a True Love
6. Another Hundred People / So Many People
7. In Buddy's Eyes
8. I Got Lost In His Arms
9. You Can't Get a Man With a Gun
10. Medley: Hard Hearted Hannah / Waiting for the Robert E. Lee / San Francisco
11. When In Rome (I Do As the Romans Do)
13. Loving You
14. You Could Drive a Person Crazy
15. Send in the Clowns
16. Ice Cream (Vanilla)
17. Not a Day Goes By / Losing My Mind
18. The Trolley Song
19. Anyone Can Whistle
Barbara Cook's magnificent Mostly Sondheim concert is more than a tribute to the greatest Broadway composer of the late 20th century. It's also a tribute to the performer herself, the premier leading lady of her generation and a consummate cabaret artist. Accompanied by longtime musical director Wally Harper, Cook winds through such Sondheim selections as "Everybody Says Don't" and "Send in the Clowns." But the 86-minute program was suggested by a 1999 New York Times article by Sondheim entitled "Songs I Wish I Had Written," so it also includes non-Sondheim songs such as "I Got Lost in His Arms" and "The Trolley Song" plus peak moments from Cook's career (She Loves Me's "Ice Cream" and Follies in Concert's "Losing My Mind"). By the time she closes with a stunning a cappella "Anyone Can Whistle," the transfixed audience is sorry that it's over, but grateful they were there. --David HoriuchiSee all Editorial Reviews
Perfectly wonderful, both in presentation and songs. Barbara continues to demonstrate her stardom, which characterized her career. Her passing will be forever mourned.Published 11 months ago by donald g christian
Barbara Cook is one of the most talented artists in the music world. Her longevity proves what a fantastic voice she has. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Annaleese
The Sondhiem music was wonderful. What a great voice and presentation of some great music.every Sondheim fan should own this one.Published 18 months ago by ronald peters
I have been a fan of Barbara's for many years and wish there were more concerts. She has always been primarily a nightclub singer, however. I treasure this DVD.Published 21 months ago by S. Lee Haugen
For those of who love Ms Cook, will undoubtedly love this DVD.
Although filmed live in concert several years ago, it has not lost its charm and appeal.
I rec'd the c.d. and it would not play on any of my systems both at home and in car.
a total disappointment, and if the process for returning it had not been so laborious, and... Read more
I knew in advance that this concert wasn't ALL Sondheim. The program consists of songs he wrote and songs he supposedly wishes he'd written. Read morePublished on July 6, 2009 by G. Schneider
There will never be another like Barbara Cook. For anybody who loves vocal music, I highly recommend this DVD.Published on May 3, 2008 by M. Hanson