Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata Resurrect Lost "Sound of Music" Gem on "The Hills Are Alive"
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:46:55
Fans of the Broadway version of The Sound of Music will notice an old favorite on Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata's (BRO) The Hills Are Alive. That's because BRO has included "No Way To Stop It," a song that was previously only used in the musical's Broadway production, on the Brooklyn collaborative's bold re-imagining of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein's score. Soulful, pointed and tightly orchestrated, "No Way To Stop It" begins slowly and softly before building to an inspirational ballad, giving Carolyn Leonhart room to stretch her crystalline vocals across founder Peter Kiesewalter's warmly-arranged musical canvas.
One listen to the alternative take explains why the team at the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization has granted BRO unprecedented artistic license, citing their "affection, skill and superb musicianship."
Hear BRO's version of "No Way To Stop It" here
What did you think of "No Way to Stop it?" I found it stunning, haunting and moving and it made me want to sit by a window during a thunderstorm and to drink a mug of hot tea.