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Subject: Re: Barbara Cook - the most beautiful soprano voice
From: Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Stephen Charitan <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:20:39 -0400
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No one lived this song more than Barbara Cook - and I can't imagine anyone
singing it better...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-3ho6rSWCU



On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:59 PM, James Camner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I was saddened to read that the incomparable Barbara Cook died today. It
> was once said that Battistini's prime was from his birth to his death and
> that could have also been said of Barbara Cook.
>
> We heard her late in her career, many times, in Princeton, in New York, on
> Broadway, in cabaret and she was always superb. Even in her eighties, Cook
> had the fresh tone and voice of a 20-year-old. A master singer and
> interpreter, Cook was so consistent that I doubt she ever had a bad
> night....
>
> I'm 66 now and have heard so many lovely soprano voices including: Leontyne
> Price, Barbara Bonney, Lucia Popp, Reri Grist, Mechtild Gessendorf,
> Kathleen Battle, Dawn Upshaw, Renata Tebaldi, Benita Valente, Kiri Te
> Kanawa in opera and Rebecca Luker, Laura Benanti, Kelli O'Hara, and they
> were all wonderful, but Cook had an inner radiance and lush tone that made
> her singing special.
>
> Beyond the hype, Barbara Cook firmly has her place in history creating the
> female leads in The Music Man and Candide. It was truly one of the great
> careers.
>
> She will be missed! RIP.
>
>
> James Camner
>
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