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West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein
San Francisco Symphony

West Side Story

SACD | Avie | 0821936005927 | SFS 0059 | 06-14

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About the album

Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) serve up the most sizzling release of the summer: Leonard Bernstein’s legendary musical score to West Side Story as you’ve never heard it before. The live recording from San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall captures the first-ever concert performances of the complete Broadway score, including spoken dialogue. The talented cast is led by two young stars of the stage and screen: gay icon Cheyenne Jackson (30 Rock, Glee, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida) as Tony, and Alexandra Silber (Carousel, The Woman in White, Master Class) as Maria. There can be no better conductor at the helm of this greatest of theatrical scores than MTT, who is indelibly associated with Leonard Bernstein and his legacy.
The appeal of this West Side Story will be broad, to collectors of classical, musical theatre and audiophile recordings, and the LGBT community. The sumptuous package features two premium audio hybrid SACDs in a 100-page, hard-bound full colour book featuring interviews, a historical timeline, archival photographs, complete lyrics, and extensive rehearsal and performance photos.

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