This is a fantastic DVD. The concert must have been really something. I only wish I'd been there to see it live. The DVD is very well made though and for those Bernadette Peters fans that missed it, this is a fairly good substitute. If you're a fan of Broadway musicals particularly the wonderful, but sadly underrated, music of Sondheim then you'll love it.
There's a fantastic live orchestra on the stage and violin's occasionally slightly off intonation is more than compensated for by the amazing piano technique of the leader and the stunning cello solos in many of the songs.
The programme is very similar to the Carnegie Hall concert "Sondheim Etc.". So if you love that CD you'll love this concert. Some of the songs are even better in this performance though. Her performance of "Broadway Baby" is even more spectacular and "Sooner or Later" has that certain something more than the earlier concert. There are one or two imperfections, however, preventing a perfect 10/10 voting, but over all an extremely enjoyable concert and I hope she comes to London again soon! This time I shan't miss it.
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