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Stephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

900316 (2 discs)

NEW RELEASE

Playing time: 73'04"/50'55" - TT 123'59"
Tracks: 20 + 13
Booklet pages: 32
© 2012 BRmedia Service GmbH
Reviewer: Howard Smith
Review of Stephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street published on 4 March 2013

Mark Stone, Sweeney Todd
Nellie Lovett, Jane Henschel
Gregg Baker, Anthony Hope
Rebecca Bottone, Johanna
Diana DiMarzio, Beggar Woman
Jonathan Best, Judge Turpin
Adrian Dwyer, Beadle Bamford
Ronald Samm, Adolfo Pirelli
Pascal Charbonneau, Tobias Ragg
Andrew Lepri Meyer, choir soloist
Andreas Hirtreiter, choir soloist
Bernhard Schneider, choir soloist
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Jörn Hinnerk Andresen, chorus master
Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Ulf Schirmer, conductor

Stephen Sondheim (words and music):

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A musical thriller in two acts, based on the book by Hugh Wheeler

CD1 Act I
1 Prologie - The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
2 No Place like London
3 The Worst Pies in London
4 Poor Thing
5 My Friends
6 Green Finch and Linnet Bird
7 Ah, Miss
8 Johanna
9 Pirelli's Miracle Elixir - Pirelli's Entrance
10 The Contest - The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
11 Johanna
12 Wait
13 Pirelli's Death
14 The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
15 Kiss Me (Part I)
16 Ladies in their Sensitivities
17 Kiss Me (Part II)
18 Pretty Woman
19 Epiphany
20 A Little Priest

CD2 Act II
1 God, That's Good!
2 Johanna - Act II Sequence
3 By The Sea
4 Wigmaker Sequence
5 The Letter
6 Not While I'm Around
7 Parlor Songs
8 Fogg's Asylum - Fogg's Passacaglia
9 City on Fire
10 Searching
11 Judge's Return
12 Final Scene (Part I)
13 Final Scene (Part II)

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