The Passion of Stephen Sondheim

For years, the standard criticism of Stephen Sondheim went something like this: “Brilliant lyricist, music tends to sound similar.  Sondheim is a cerebral composer whose work rarely causes an emotional response from the audience.”  While I readily agree that he is a brilliant lyricist, arguably the best to have worked in musical theater, I would … Continue reading The Passion of Stephen Sondheim