Relationship’s ambiguities in music: Barcelona

In Sondheim’s musical “Company”, the musical scene “Barcelona” is one of the most significant to  understand the relationship that Robert, the main character, has with the women he tries to establish a relationship with. These relationships are dictated more by the social conventions of having a girl and being married at a certain age (“I do not have a girl “) than by a state of actually being in love. The structural form of the song  is A B A’ + short coda. The scansion of the text is binary, it is a trochaic dimeter in the A section, that … Continue reading Relationship’s ambiguities in music: Barcelona