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Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein: West Side Story (CD)

DG’s recording of West Side Story, made in New York, in 1984, represents Bernstein’s final vision for his show. Bernstein, who had never conducted the work before. It was an opportunity to explore the work unrestricted by the medium of the LP or the size of the orchestra pit or the dramatic staging of the work. For the recording, the overture that Bernstein himself did not write was discarded, larger string and woodwind sections, and Bernstein was able to make it sound as he really dreamed it.

Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

1. Prologue
2. Jet Song
3 Something's Coming
4. The Dance At The Gym: Blues - Promenade - Mambo - Cha-Cha
5. Maria
6. Balcony Scene
7. America
8. Cool
9. One Hand, One Heart
10. Tonight
11. The Rumble

Act II
12. I Feel Pretty
13. Ballet Sequence
14. Gee, Officer Krupke
15. A Boy Like That / I Have A Love
16. Taunting Scene
17. Finale