Bernstein & Sondheim: West Side Story, 1961-2021

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“If West Side Story has resisted the wrinkles of time for more than sixty years, this is due as much to the modernity of its score, its "lyrics" and choreography as to the seriousness of its ever-present theme: the often aggressive and the twists and turns of assimilation. Illustration with the recording made by the troupe of the creation on Broadway, the later soundtrack of a few years of the film and by the personal readings of jazz musicians.” (Teca Calazans & Philippe Lesage) There are two reasons why West Side Story has shown hardly any sign of aging for the past sixty years: first, its score, its lyrics and its choreography are still modern; and second, the seriousness of its theme is today as topical as ever: the often-aggressive cultural confrontations between different communities, coupled with the vagaries of integration.

Product Description:

  • Release Date: January 06, 2023

  • Catalog Number: FA5821

  • UPC: 3561302582122

  • Label: Fremeaux Heritage

  • Number of Discs: 2

  • Period: 20th Century

  • Composer: Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Oscar Peterson Trio, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ludovic de Preissac Septet, RP Quartet, Andre Previn & His Pals, The Movies Swingers

  • Performer: Carol Lawrence, Larry Kert, Chita, Rivera, Michaël Callam, Ken LeRoy, Hank Brunjes, Eddie Rool, Peri Grint, Arthur Smith, William Bramley