Cipher wrote: ↑Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:52 pmProbably an acquired taste but from a pure music composition (and lyrics as well) standpoint the musicals of Stephen Sondheim are the most sophisticated and profound works in this genre of the 20th century. Company, A Little Night Music, Passion, Sunday In The Park With George, Sweeney Todd, etc..are all masterpieces.
Just for a little clarification in re: terms . . . when you say the above-referenced music "are all masterpieces," . . . in comparison to what music? Mary Poppins? Jekyll and Hyde? Dirty Dancing? I think few music aficionados would quarrel with the statement that Wagner"s "Ring Cycle" is a masterpiece. Do you consider these works on that level? If not, what is your measuring stick? Playing again . . . Rognvald