Re: Candide

carl-swanson on #110599

I love Candide. Or more to the point, the music. The original book, really an essay by Voltaire, was a poor source to turn into a musical, and Bernstein spent the rest of his life trying to make it work. But the music is wonderful. My favorite recording remains the original cast recording with a young Barbara Cook sailing into the stratosphere on ‘Glitter and be Gay.’