Ep. #66 Featuring Martin Chalifour and Elisabeth Zosseder
Fiddler On The Roof was brought to life for the first time on Broadway 56 years ago on September 24, 1964. The show was an unmitigated success and became one of the most popular Broadway shows of all time. In fact, Fiddler ran for a record-breaking 3,242 performances - a feat only surpassed by Grease ten years later.
"Sunrise, Sunset" is one of the most treasured songs from Fiddler On The Roof. In a 2014 interview, lyricist Sheldon Harnick spoke of the first performance of the illustrious tune saying, “I do remember when we wrote 'Sunrise, Sunset', the first person we played it for was [composer] Jerry Bock's wife. I sang 'Sunrise, Sunset' and when I finished, I looked at Jerry's wife Patti and I was startled to see that she was crying. And I thought my goodness; this song must be more effective than we even know.”
Extraordinary artists Martin Chalifour and Elisabeth Zosseder move us to tears with their rendition of “Sunrise, Sunset”.