Stephen Sondheim calls in on composer with dementiamain
Paul Harvey is an 80-year-old English composer with dementia whose four-note work is top of the download charts in a recording by the BBC Philharmonic.
In advance interviews Paul cited Stephen Sondheim as an infleunce.
Next thing he new, Sondheim was talking to him on Zoom.
Best orchestra in the country! Always said it!
Blesss you, BBC.
So nice of you to post this cheerful story, NL.
The most wonderful 6 1/2 minutes of the year 2020!
I defy anyone not to watch without a tear in their eye.
I love Stevie for this kind gesture. Very moving.
”Wonderfully special” indeed, Mr. Harvey. WOW
A great moment !!!
Kudos to the BBC and “the great man himself!” What humanity and kindness. More stories like this!
OMG what a wonderful piece of music and to be given compliments from the greatest living composer Steven Sondheim. What a thrill for this gentleman. I wish him well. I’m in floods of tears
As a music therapist, working with people with dementia for more than 25 years, .. it’s even more exciting…❤️