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As hard as it might be to believe, Bernstein had never conducted West Side Story before this now-legendary 1984 recording. Unrestricted by the size of the orchestra pit and unencumbered by the necessities of a dramatic staging, this Deutsche Grammophon recording made in New York City presents Bernstein’s masterpiece as he initially dreamed it would sound. For this rendition, he discarded the overture that he himself did not write and he enlarged the string and woodwind sections for a gloriously lush sound. Kiri Te Kanawa and José Carreras deliver stunning performances as you behold I Feel Pretty, Maria, Tonight, Something’s Coming, One Hand, One Heart, Somewhere (featuring Marilyn Horne) and more. This two-disc set also brings you the DVD The Making of West Side Story, Christopher Swann’s 1985 film that chronicles Bernstein’s artistry as well as his mood swings as he works with his assembled musicians and singers to navigate a difficult challenge: presenting a sophisticated operatic version of a bristling street-gang story.

Title: West Side Story
Genre: Classical Artists
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Attributes: With DVD
Release Date: 1/12/2018
Product Type: CD
UPC: 028947986812
Item #: 1990424X

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