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Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Marilyn Horne, Kurt Ollmann, Le - Bernstein: West Side Story (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))

Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Marilyn Horne, Kurt Ollmann, Le - Bernstein: West Side Story (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))
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Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Marilyn Horne, Kurt Ollmann, Le - Bernstein: West Side Story (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))

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Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, Tatiana Troyanos, Marilyn Horne, Kurt Ollmann, Le - Bernstein: West Side Story (CD ALBUM (1 DISC))

Deutsche Grammophon'srecording of West Side Story, made in New York in September 1984, represents Bernstein's final vision for his great American musical. This wasn't a typical 'cast recording:' everybody was recruited especially for the job and moulded, literally overnight, into a musical team. It was, to say the least, a highly unlikely cast for what was basically a Broadway show, but asthis was not a staged production, the rather unorthodox step of casting world-class opera singers was taken to bring out the musical strengths of Bernstein's inspiration: "I suppose the only foreseeable problem was that they might sound too old -but they don't, they just sound marvellous!" Bernstein was to recount.

For Bernstein, who had never conducted the work before, it was an opportunity to explore the work as he had envisioned it, 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 potpourri overture which was originally used in the theatre and which Bernstein himself did not write was discarded, the string section was enlarged, andthe woodwind section expanded, and Bernstein allowed himself to take the tempos "as I really dreamed it." The result is one of Bernstein's best and legendary recordings, beloved by millions around the world.

Tracklistings:

1)Prologue

2)Jet Song

3)Something's Coming

4)The Dance at the Gym –Blues

5)The Dance at the Gym –Promenade

6)The Dance at the Gym –Mambo

7)The Dance at the Gym –Cha-Cha

8)The Dance at the Gym –Meeting Scene

9)The Dance at the Gym –Jump

10)Maria

11)Tonight –Balcony Scene

12)America

13)Cool

14)One Hand, One Heart

15)Tonight (Ensemble)

16)The Rumble

17)I Feel Pretty

18)Ballet Sequence –Beginning

19)Ballet Sequence –Transition to Scherzo

20)Ballet Sequence –Scherzo

21)Ballet Sequence –Somewhere

22)Ballet Sequence –Procession and Nightmare

23)Gee, Officer Krupke

24)A Boy Like That

25)I Have a Love

26)Taunting Scene

27)Finale

KIRI TE KANAWA Maria · JOSÉ CARRERAS Tony ∙ TATIANA TROYANOS Anita ∙ KURT OLLMANN Riff ∙ MARILYN HORNE ∙ LEONARD BERNSTEIN

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Release Date 22 Mar 2019
Brand N/A
Artist Kanawa, Carreras, Troyanos, Horne, Ollmann
Title Bernstein: West Side Story
Format CD ALBUM (1 DISC)
Packaging -
ISBN N/A
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