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Passion - Stephen Sondheim [Soundtrack]

Judy Kuhn , Melissa Errico , Ryan Silverman , 2013 New York Cast Audio CD

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Listen  1. HappinessRebecca Luker, Ryan Silverman & Various 6:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. "Ah, Captain Bachetti..."Stephen Bogardus, Tom Nelis & Ryan Silverman0:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. First LetterRebecca Luker & Ryan Silverman0:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. "That's Signora Fosca Playing..."Ryan Silverman, Stephen Bogardus & Tom Nelis0:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Second LetterRebecca Luker & Ryan Silverman0:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. "Don't Be Alarmed..."Stephen Bogardus & Tom Nelis0:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Third LetterRebecca Luker & Ryan Silverman0:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. "Late for Breakfast, Captain Bachetti..."Ryan Silverman0:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Fourth LetterRebecca Luker & Ryan Silverman0:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I ReadJudy Kuhn & Ryan Silverman 5:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. "How Very Kind..."Ryan Silverman & Judy Kuhn0:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Transition ("How Can I Describe Her?")Ryan Silverman, Tom Nelis & Stephen Bogardus 1:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Garden SequenceTom Nelis, Stephen Bogardus, Judy Kuhn, Ryan Silverman & Rebecca Luker 5:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Transition ("All the Time I Watched from My Room...")Ryan Silverman, Tom Nelis, Stephen Bogardus & Judy Kuhn 2:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Fifth LetterJudy Kuhn, Ryan Silverman & Rebecca Luker 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. "I Hope We Can Still Take Hands..."Judy Kuhn & Ryan Silverman 1:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Three WeeksRebecca Luker0:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. "Signora Fosca Has Taken a Turn for the Worse..."Tom Nelis & Ryan Silverman 1:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. "I Never Thought You Would Come..."Ryan Silverman & Judy Kuhn 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. I Wish I Could Forget YouJudy Kuhn & Ryan Silverman 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Soldiers' Gossip IPassion Company 1:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. FlashbackStephen Bogardus, Ryan Silverman, Judy Kuhn, Jeffry Denman, Ken Krugman, Will Reynolds & Jason Michael Evans 7:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Sunrise LetterRebecca Luker & Ryan Silverman 1:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. "Are You Running Away from Me?"Judy Kuhn & Ryan Silverman0:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Is This What You Call Love?Ryan Silverman 1:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Soldiers' Gossip IIPassion Company0:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. NightmarePassion Company0:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen28. "She Was Dragging Me Down..."Ryan Silverman & Tom Nelis0:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Transition ("To Feel a Woman's Touch...")Orville Mendoza0:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Forty DaysRebecca Luker0:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen31. "How Dare You Follow Me?!"Ryan Silverman & Judy Kuhn 2:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Loving YouJudy Kuhn & Ryan Silverman 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Soldiers' Gossip IIIPassion Company0:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen34. MilanRebecca Luker0:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen35. "I'm Only Staying Four Days..."Ryan Silverman & Rebecca Luker 2:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Christmas MusicKen Krugman0:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen37. "Thank You for Coming, Captain..."Stephen Bogardus, Ryan Silverman & Judy Kuhn 1:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Farewell LetterRebecca Luker & Ryan Silverman 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen39. "I Discovered This Letter at My Cousin's Bedside..."Stephen Bogardus, Ryan Silverman, Tom Nelis & Judy Kuhn 1:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen40. No One Has Ever Loved MeRyan Silverman & Judy Kuhn 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen41. DuelRyan Silverman, Stephen Bogardus & Tom Nelis 1:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen42. FinaleRebecca Luker, Ryan Silverman, Judy Kuhn & Passion Company 4:39£0.99  Buy MP3 


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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a passionate Passion!! 2 July 2013
By Mustardseed - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was fortunate enough to catch the luminous revival of Passion at the Classic Stage Company earlier this year. Of the show, Stephen Sondheim has said that it's about "how the force of someone's feelings can crack you open, and how it is the life force in a deadened world." Clearly he and James Lapine meant to write a story that gets under your skin. For the first time, the show does just that.

When it first came out on Broadway in 1994, Passion seemed to many (myself included) like a stodgy, overwrought costume drama with a baffling storyline. As enacted by Donna Murphy, Fosca's plight was completely unmoving. I was never convinced by the shift in Giorgio's feelings at the end; it was hard to believe that he could ever think of such a woman as being anything but bizarre and pathetic. Murphy received acclaim for her portrayal of an insatiable stalker, but for the most part she steered clear of baring Fosca's soul.

Not so here. Passion has finally found a cast and director worthy of its great score. This highly personal production serves as a striking example of Sondheim's famous mantra "Less Is More." When completely stripped of its melodrama and period stuffiness, the show emerges as a spellbinding work of theatrical art. The story benefits enormously from the minimized space, sets and ensemble. John Doyle's decision to exclude nearly all the female roles was a strong one; a particularly effective scene is the Flashback number, in which Fosca's past is acted out by the soldiers.

Judy Kuhn is without question the best actress (and singer) yet to play Fosca. Fosca is not a likable person, but an extremely human one. It's astonishing really, the lengths to which we will go to attain love. Kuhn fearlessly plunges into her character's wounded psyche and makes us empathize even with her most desperate, humiliating behavior. Her rendition of "I Wish I Could Forget You" is devastatingly sad. Melissa Errico was exquisite as Clara, but unfortunately developed bronchitis in the middle of the run. Rebecca Luker, stepping in at the last minute, sings well. However, Ryan Silverman's performance as Giorgio is what cements the show. A deeply sensitive, intuitive performer, Silverman is unlike anyone I have ever seen or heard in the role. His penultimate scene with Fosca has to be one of the most grippingly painful, beautiful, emotionally fulfilling moments ever in a musical. Even just hearing it on the album is chilling.

And despite the pared-down setting, the score doesn't actually sound compromised at all. There is some truly beautiful music here, and under the expert musical direction of Rob Berman, it comes in lush and full and hits you just as it should. This is about as good of a version of Passion as we will ever see and quite frankly, about as good of a Sondheim revival as we will ever see. In years to come, it will go down as THE definitive rendering of the show. This disc set should be in the collection of anyone who loves risky, emotionally brave theatre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Look At A Masterpiece 3 July 2013
By fshepinc - Published on Amazon.com
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Passion is a masterpiece of the musical theatre, and this new recording by PS Classics captures every nuance of the rhapsodic score as well as preserving nearly all of James Lapine's dark and complex book. The show won many awards when it opened in 1994, including Tonys for Best Score, Best Book, Best Actress, and Best Musical. The original Broadway cast recording (now, criminally, out of print on CD) was a thing of beauty but it did not preserve the entire score. Now, for the first time, we have the complete score and nearly all of the book on two discs documenting the critically-acclaimed 2013 New York production directed by John Doyle. Melissa Errico, who played Clara in the production, was unable to participate in the recording due to illness (the producers postponed the recording sessions on her behalf, but finally had to commit to a studio date). On this recording she is replaced by Rebecca Luker, who had previously played Clara opposite Judy Kuhn's Fosca in the 2002 Kennedy Center production of Passion. All three leads, Kuhn, Luker, and Ryan Silverman as Giorgio sing beautifully. Perhaps even more importantly, they act their roles with conviction and aplomb. For fans of the show, this recording is an absolute must-have, and may actually replace the original cast recording in many playlists. For those who don't yet know the show, this recording is the perfect introduction. This is one of Stephen Sondheim's most beautiful and accessible scores, woven into a book that is beautiful, passionate, dark, and ultimately emotionally cathartic. Buy the recording, take the journey, become a fan for life.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small, more intimate Passion 9 July 2013
By Kipper - Published on Amazon.com
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Passion is one of my favorite musicals of all time, so I'm admittedly biased to the original NY production. However, this more intimate, stripped down version is a, to use hyperbole, hauntingly beautiful. The true star here is Judy Kuhn whose beautiful vocals shine and her understanding of the character comes through in heartbreaking clarity. If you are a Sondheim fan, it's a must own. If you are a theater lover and haven't heard the original, or even if you have, it's a clear demonstration of how Sondheim's use of melody can be gut-wrenching and beautiful all at the same time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The magic is on the stage 7 Oct 2013
By Miranda - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a Sondheim fan from way back, but I have to say that "Passion" left me unmoved. Perhaps it is one of those works that is best in live performance; as an audio piece it is technically brilliant, but with none of the heart and soul of most of Sondheim's other works. If you are lucky enough to have seen this on stage, the CD will be a wonderful reminder. If, like me, you come to the work through the CD, you will be looking for something more.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This PASSION CD gives you the "You are there" experience 15 Aug 2013
By James Michael - Published on Amazon.com
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Songs and dialoug, beautifully sung and acted, this performance makes a wonderful compliment to the Original Broadway Cast CD on Angel.
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