June 6th, 2018

wss 1957 tony maria by teragramm

Part Two

“A collaboration as frequent and close as theirs is a marriage,” says Sondheim. “As a collaborator I’ve had a lot of marriages. That’s exactly what’s involved.” Bernstein and Robbins admired and antagonized each other, exhilarated and wounded each other, loved and at times hated each other. They were both, Jerry wrote in his journal, oversensitive and insensitive: “he scared of me & me feeling he always put me down.” Yet neither one ever thought to let this artistic marriage go. At their best, they completed each other.
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