Stephen Holden on the David Zippel Concert

The NYTimes weighs in on the recent tribute to the work of David Zippel: “The very title of its newest show, “It Started With a Dream: David Zippel — Lyrics He Wrote, Lyrics He Wishes He Wrote,” distills the quandary facing the 92nd Street Y’s long-running Lyrics and Lyricists series. On and off Broadway, there may be enough talented younger songwriters to fill up a season of programs. But for the longtime subscribers making nostalgic pilgrimages to the shrines of the old masters, today’s descendants of the great tradition, no matter how talented, tend to be viewed with a suspicion that borders on indifference. “

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One Response to Stephen Holden on the David Zippel Concert

  1. JIll Leger says:

    Michael: I so would have missed this w/out you. DZ is someone I pretty much idolize. His wordplay sets a standard and he’s taught me a lot about the rewards of being exacting and precise.
    (And I wish I could catch his tribute to Cy C. coming up later this year in L.A.)
    THANK YOU!

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