I was not exactly enthralled with this CD the first time I listened to it, but I gave it another chance, and slowly, I have grown to love it. It's a beautiful story, and I really enjoy how so many different plot strands are woven together so effortlessly, all entwined by the disaster of the ship's sinking. There's a lot of fascinating characters in this, and you would think that the result would be sort of unfocused, but really, the impact of the tragedy hits harder when you realize all these people you..
I saw Titanic live on Broadway, thought it was spectacular, and subsequently purchased the CD.This is an amazing musical, deserving praise on every front. First and foremost, however -- if you're a serious musician, you will appreciate the score. The orchestration is rich and lush and with many subtle, refreshing touches. The pit orchestra is one of the finest ever, with a brass section that will truly blow you away. In Maury Yeston's hands (or his orchestrator's?), the fabulous brass section breathes life ..
No kidding. The whole cast sings a Broadway song as the entire ship goes under in this outrageous, incredibly dramatic and stirring Broadway show that succeeds in treating the sinking of the Titanic with respect, without plunging to the depths of creative and real despair. The best musical sections concern communication among the ship's officers; an officer reporting on the ocean's temperment - "No sir, it appears to be a flat calm" ("No Moon") is delivered in a lifeless monotone like a sigh of relief befor..