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Bernstein, Leonard: West Side Story (1957) 89'
musical based on a conception of Jerome Robbins

Music Text

Book by Arthur Laurents, Lyrics Stephen Sondheim

Scoring

Reed I(=picc,fl,asax,cl).Reed II(=Ebcl,cl).Reed III(=bcl,tsax,cl,ob, corA).Reed IV(=cl,fl.picc,bsax).Reed V(bn)-2.3.2.0-perc:timp/drum set /xyl/vib/steel pipe/bells/bongos/assorted Latin rhythm-gtr-pft-bass- strings

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Territory

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World Premiere

26/09/1957
Winter Garden Theatre, New York, NY
Jerome Robbins, director and choreographer / Max Goberman

Recommended Recording

Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Alexander Bernstein, Tatiana Troyanos, Marilyn Horne, Kurt Ollmann, Louise Edeiken, Stella Zambalis, Angelina Réaux, Marty Nelson, Stephen Bogardus, Peter Thom, Todd Lester, Richard Harrell, Broadway Chorus, Broadway Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
Deutsche Grammophon 4571992

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