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Bernstein, Leonard

West Side Story (1957)

Duration: 89 minutes
musical based on a conception of Jerome Robbins

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.
Abbreviations (PDF).


Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.



World Premiere
9/26/1957
Winter Garden Theatre, New York, NY
Jerome Robbins, director and choreographer
Conductor: Max Goberman

Roles

MARIASoprano
TONYTenor
ANITAMezzo-Soprano
RIFFBaritone
ROSALIAContralto
FRANCISCAContralto
CONSUELOTenor
ACTIONBass-Baritone
BABY JOHNBaritone
BIG DEALTenor
A-RABTenor
SNOWBOYBass
DIESELBass-Baritone
BERNARDOBass-Baritone
A GIRLMezzo-Soprano
Krupkespeaking role
Schrankspeaking role
Glad Handspeaking role
Offstage voice of Maria's motherspeaking role
Offstage voice of Maria's fatherspeaking role
Docspeaking role


Time and Place
1950s, New York City


Moods
Dramatic, Romantic


Subjects
Contemporary, Relationships, Society


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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