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Stephen Sondheim, photographed in 1962.
Michael Hardy
Stephen Sondheim, photographed in 1962.

Updated December 2, 2021 at 9:32 AM ET

Updated Dec. 2, 2021: To mark the passing of Stephen Sondheim, try these ten essential Sondheim tracks from Company, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music and Into the Woods, plus Sondheim himself sings "Losing My Mind" from Follies.

Need a deep discovery experience? Try 1000 years of music in this playlist from NPR Classical's Tom Huizenga, which explores everything from new releases to old favorites, and classics from the dawn of the recording era. Our mantra: Bach, Beethoven, before and beyond.

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