Stars and the Moon: Top Ten Songs By Jason Robert Brown

By Ben Rimalower
10 May 2014

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6. "Almost Real" from The Bridges Of Madison County

In The Bridges Of Madison County, Kelli O'Hara is given the showpiece, Francesca's "Almost Real," which is perhaps Jason Robert Brown's most classically-inspired piece of music. Telling her life story in the context of her reliance on fantasy, the song is as moving emotionally as it is glorious musically.