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Subject: Re: Halloween: Operas to Chill Your Blood By
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 4 Nov 2017 20:52:25 -0600
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He might like A Little Night Music better.  After it's completely in 3/4
time so he could at the very least waltz to it.  Well there are some 6/8
passages but divide by two and you still have a waltz.
dond

On Sat, Nov 4, 2017 at 7:57 PM, G. Paul Padillo <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I have to wonder what Mr. Wilson finds "unattractive" about the score of
> Sweeney Todd, but
> assume he would probably not find the rest of Mr. Sondheim's ouevre to be
> to his liking
> either, as the composer has a style that, to these ears at least, is
> instantly recognizable and
> unique in the world of musical theatre.
>
> When asked I frequently cite Sweeney as my favorite musical, although it
> sort of occupies a
> short list along with Gypsy, South Pacific and Oklahoma.
>
> I can't think of a Sondheim show that I'm not a fan of - some, of course,
> stronger than
> others, but ALL with wonderful songs - e.g., "Anyone Can Whistle," anyone?
>
> p.
>
> * * * * * * *
>
> From:   Richard Maynard Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To:       Richard Maynard Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
> Date:   Sat, 4 Nov 2017 20:36:08 -0400
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> I saw Sweeney Todd in 1980 during its first national tour at the Kennedy
> Center in DC. Memories are rather vague, but I don't recall liking it much.
>
> Are all Sondheim's works this unattractive?
>
> RMW
>
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