Intentionalism and the Arts

Sinatra's Soliloquy by Graeme Douglas and Vitto... Sign In or Register to add photos

Sinatra recorded the Rodgers and Hammerstein American standard Soliloquy several times. The song is from the musical Caousel and concerns a young man comtemplating becoming a father. Graeme Douglas here bleeds three versions of the song into each other. Since the orchestration was kept the same, the result is poignant as the listener can hear the singer age as he sings about life and death. The Palimspsest art of layering to illustrate the creative trail is also manifest: as each version melts into the next, Sinatra's vocal interpretation has noticeably evolved.
Sinatra 1946
Sinatra 1965
Sinatra 1995
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