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Sondheim, Etc.: Live At Carnegie Hall
 
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Sondheim, Etc.: Live At Carnegie Hall

14 Jan. 1999 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 14 Jan. 1999
  • Release Date: 14 Jan. 1999
  • Label: ANGEL RECORDS
  • Copyright: (C) 1999 Angel Records
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  • Total Length: 1:05:13
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  • ASIN: B001J1KRBG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,869 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Dec. 2000
Format: Audio CD
In a performance of some of the best Sondheim songs written Bernadette Peters shows us why she is considered the first lady of Sondheim over the Atlantic. In choosing some of the most powerful, and less performed Sondheim songs Bernadette has created a recording that is extremely passionate, peppered throughout by comments and stories. From the melancholic haunting sound of 'Johanna' to the vibrant fun and frolics of 'Some People' there is plenty for the listener to relish. Finishing off with perhaps the best song 'Being Alive' and the excellent 'Move on' this is a CD that leaves you emotionally drained and begging for more. So come on Bernadette, lets have some more....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. LM Samuel on 25 Oct. 2006
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Across the Atlantic there is one name that is synonomous with Musicals. Bernadette Peters. She is possibly the greatest singer/actress in this genre, and she transcends boundaries with her astounding career of Theatre, Television and albeit, mostly awful, films. But it is on the stage that she is obviously most comfortable and this recording (along with the recent Sondheim etc etc) portrays the frizzy haired troubador at her best. The interpretations of some of the finest Theatre songs are truly beautiful to listen to and she exhudes a humour and sweetness that just captures you. She's not afraid of the unfamiliar either. A concert performance made almost entirely of Sondheim songs may be 'Some People's' (pun intended) nightmare, but the seamless blend of familiar Sondheim with the rich textures of some of his most complex pieces (Move On, for example) enrich a night which perhaps would not have succeeded so well with another performer. 'Being Alive' is her tour de force and there are some interesting surprises too. She perhaps doesn't quite snatch 'Sooner or later' from Madonna's clutches but it is a remarkable rendition nonetheless, if not different! If you love theatre, buy it - you won't regret it. Listen to how Sondheim should be sung and don't forget to enjoy the non-Sondheim stuff too!
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By Shoshanna on 9 May 2014
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I am a great fan of Stephen Sondheim music and of Bernadette Peters and her interpretation of his music. I was totally satisfied with this CD. As when I've seen her live, she sometimes surprises by her choice of songs, for example on this CD, songs which were originally written by Sondheim in his musicals for male characters ... Joanna from Sweeney Todd and Hello Little Girl from Into the Woods. Also her wonderful finale piece ... Being Alive which was sung by Robert, the main character in Company. She carries them off beautifully.
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Ok, it's superb. She's superb.
Small warning. It's a live show (clearly) but there is a great deal of pre-song patter. And it's an AIDS benefit - so there is an enormous amount of much deserved applause. What I mean to say is that for repeated listenings, the lengthy applause and talking could become tiresome.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
caveat emptor (buyer beware) 18 Feb. 2003
By R. W. Holliston - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a great CD and I'd still encourage every Bernadette Peters (and Stephen Sondheim) fan to buy it.
But for some reason, the song "Making Love Alone" is no longer included. It was there on the first pressing, but somehow it's disappeared! It's a song about, well....masturbation, and it was written especially for Bernadette when she hosted Saturday Night Live. Needless to say, she sings it incomparably (for some reason, the song also never seems to have been published in sheet music form).
So, if you've been looking forward to hearing Brenadette sing this song, know that the current issue of this CD does not include it.
Perhaps if enough of us complain to Angel/EMI, this situation will be rectified...
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Sondheim and Bernadette Peters - what could be better? 27 Jan. 2001
By Kristin S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Bernadette Peters is probably the best (and most famous) actress on Broadway today. She deserves every ounce of her reputation.
This CD is a fantastic recording of her sold-out concert. The songs are interspersed with amusing stories -- Bernadette Peters is the consummate performer. With her classic breathy-yet-full tonal quality, she gives new life to these songs. From her coy rendering of "Broadway Baby" to the Ethel-Merman-worthy version of "Some People" to the somewhat bawdy "Making Love Alone" (not listed in the track listing for some reason), Bernadette Peters is in top form. It's really a treat to listen to her.
All of the songs on this CD are enjoyable. But, it is when one of Broadway's best singers takes on Broadway's best composer that the CD becomes really stunning. She performs some of Sondheim's best songs, from "Sweeney Todd," "Into the Woods," "Sunday in the Park with George," "Company" and even the movie "Dick Tracy." The highlight for me has to be her performance of one of my favorite Sondheim songs: Being Alive.
This CD is excellent from opening to closing rounds of applause.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
A soon-to-be Classic!!! 19 Sept. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Bernadette Peters at her very best! She is an incredible performer and this CD ranks up there with other career defining live recordings by Lena Horne, Judy Garland and Shirley Bassey. Peters really comes alive when interpreting the sublime compositions of Stephen Sondheim. She gives vibrant readings of "Some People", "Being Alive" and "Move On". She really shines on the 'Into The Woods' material: "No One Is Alone" is heartbreaking and her medley of "Hello Little Girl" and "Any Moment" is masterful. However, her breathtaking "Johanna" is alone worth the price of the CD. I got this CD in summer of 1998 and it has not left my CD player since. Superb!!!!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
finally a recording which does ms. peters justice 13 May 2000
By matteo leoncini - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
i think i have every recording of ms. peters from "dames at sea" on. finally, a recording that approximates the fantastic experience of seeing her live. i was at this gmhc benefit concert at carnegie hall and the only thing missing from this recording are a few of her numbers (unexpected song from "song and dance") and the sweet personalized christmas ornaments she handed out to everyone at the end of the performance. as a nice companion to this cd, you should get the video of the same program done in england a year or so later.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Live. Lively. Living. Being Alive. Truly Bernadette. 9 Feb. 1999
By David L. Tate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Whether you're buying to support the fabulous GMHC or because you're a Sondheim fan or because you simply love Bernadette, you won't be sorry. Bernadette is in true form here cavorting with the audience, letting that infectious little laugh be heard more than once, and delivering her best. It's live; it's one on one; it's worth it. From her explosive "Broadway Baby" to her hair-raising "Being Alive," the sexy redhead sings her heart out. She can do so because she obviously loves what she's doing, and she obviously loves this material. Peters and Sondheim go together like "hand in glove." She handles his work beautifully and honestly (note especially "Sooner or Later" and "Johanna"). The audience is very much a part of the show. They are not overly loud or distracting as can be the case on other live albums. Bernadette loves her audience, and they return that love full-force. Their presence is just right here. This is a wonderful CD that is energetic almost 100% through, and a portion of the proceeds goes to a fabulous cause. Give it a try; you won't regret it.
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