Very interesting, thanks. But--without taking the trouble to try to locate and listen to Stritch singing "I'm Still Here"--she DID much later sing the song and I believe on multiple occasions, including at least one major Sondheim tribute.
Did she transpose down the final high notes? Or did she sing them and they were or were not so painful? Or were the powers that be just being more cautious in 1985?
Or was this NOT the reason she and Burnett sang the songs they did at that concert?