11 Sep 2016

A Sondheim Selection

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 11 September 2016

In anticipation of NZ Opera's production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, William Dart spins a few Sondheim tracks ... from Diana Rigg to Liza Minnelli, Hermione Gingold to José Carreras. And Mr Sondheim himself.

Playlist

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'Symphonie Fantastique' (Berlioz) – BBC SO/Andrew Davis
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
(BBC)

'The Ballad of Sweeney Todd' (Sondheim) – Original company
Sweeney Todd, Original Cast Recording
(RCA)

'The Worst Pies in London' (Sondheim) – Patti LuPone
Sweeney Todd
(Nonesuch)

'Getting Married Today' (Sondheim) – Steve Elmore, Beth Howland, Teri Ralston
Company: Original Broadway Cast Recording
(Columbia)

'The Glamorous Life' (Sondheim) – Stephen Sondheim
Sondheim Sings Vol 1: 1962-72
(PS Classics)

'Every Day a Little Death' (Sondheim) – Diana Rigg, Lesley-Anne Down
A Little Night Music, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Columbia)

'Liaisons' (Sondheim) – Hermione Gingold
A Little Night Music, Original Cast Recording
(Columbia)

'Losing My Mind, from Follies' (Sondheim) – Liza Minnelli, The Pet Shop Boys
Results
(Epic)

'Losing My Mind, from Follies' (Sondheim) – Holly Cole, Wayne Shorter et al
Color and Light, Jazz Sketches on Sondheim
(Sony)

'Send in the Clowns' (Sondheim) – José Carreras
Amigos Para Siempre
(Polydor)

'Gudspurv og Lærkelil (Green Finch and Linnet Bird)' (Sondheim) – Anna Vaupel
Symphonic
(Rønnow)

'Disco: The Ballad of Sweeney Todd' (Sondheim) – Gordon Grody
A Collector’s Sondheim
(RCA)

'The Demon Barber' (Sondheim arr Bunch) – Anthony De Mare
Liaisons – Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano
(ECM)