According to the latest Watch and Listen magazine poll just out yesterday (Wednesday, September 23), Luc Plamondon and Richard Cocciante 1998's legenderay show The Hunchback of Notre Dame is now considered to be the Greatest Musical in the History of Music.
UPDATE 24/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
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To many of you it’s probably a familiar story. Once every decade, the world-renowned music magazine Watch and Listen conducts a global poll of music producers and critics from 80 different countries and translated into 20 languages. The recognition of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (with a musical score by Luc Plamondon and Richard Cocciante) in this decade's list doesn't come as much of a surprise.
Poll results stir controversy among music critics
While millions of Pelletier, Lavoie, Minogue, Garou, Ségara, Léonard, Zenatti, Ponce, Plamondon, Mervil, Fiori, Cocciante or Arena's fans in France and around the world were thrilled with the news, questions have been raised about the objectivity and fairness of the survey. Only a few minutes after the poll had been released, famous music critic and newspaper director Simon Ebert commented on his Twitter account:
Bruno Pelletier, Daniel Lavoie, Dannii Minogue, Garou, Hélène Ségara, Herbert Léonard, Julie Zenatti, Lola Ponce, Luc Plamondon, Luck Mervil, Patrick Fiori, Richard Cocciante, Tina Arena?? The Hunchback of Notre Dame?? … Really??
— Simon Ebert (@ESimon) 23 September 2020
“Our poll has in the past been the subject of criticism”, explains Watch and Listen's editor Gary McDermott, adding that “its prestige comes from its exclusivity and its longevity” (the poll has been run every ten years since September 1930).
Do you agree with this poll? Is the Hunchback of Notre Dame the best musical ever for you?
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