Follies In Concert / Gemignani, Albanese, Stritch, Burnett, Cook, Callaway
Despite an initial Broadway run of little more than a year, and the release of an original cast album which had severely edited and misrepresented the score, Stephen Sondheim’s Follies was revered by a small, but enthusiastic segment of theatergoers.Thirteen years after its Broadway run, the New York Philharmonic’s two performances of FOLLIES IN CONCERT finally gave one of Sondheim’s most ravishing scores its complete due, and revealed the previously neglected show as a masterwork of the American musical theater. Featuring an all-star cast recruited by the composer, FOLLIES IN CONCERT quickly passed into theatrical legend and is now referred to in the same manner as a major historical event. FOLLIES IN CONCERT is newly available in an eco-friendly, 2-CD softpack, which also includes Stephen Sondheim’s score to the film Stavisky.
Catalog Number: 88697953742
Label: Sony Masterworks
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Conductor: Carlo Savina, Jacques Mercier, Paul Gemignani
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Performer: Adolph Green, Arthur Rubin, Barbara Cook, Betty Comden, Carol Burnett, Daisy Prince, Elaine Stritch, Erie Mills, George Hearn, Lee Remick, Licia Albanese, Liz Callaway, Mandy Patinkin