Michael Tilson Thomas - Bernstein: West Side Story


Label:

San Francisco Symphony

Genre:

Classical

Product No.:
CSFS 59 SA
UPC: 821936005927
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Category:

Hybrid Multichannel SACD


No. of Discs: 2

Hybrid Multichannel SACD

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Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Set

Includes a 100-page booklet featuring a new interview with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, notes from Rita Moreno and Jamie Bernstein, as well as a "West Side Story" historical timeline, archival photographs, complete lyrics, and rehearsal and performance photos.

Michael Tilson Thomas has his heart in many causes (his remarkable New World Symphony is just one of them), but it's noteworthy how personal it was for him to produce a complete performance of mentor/friend Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story."

The Grammy-winning San Francisco Symphony recorded the performance live last year, featuring a talented cast of Broadway actors led by Alexandra Silber (Maria), Cheyenne Jackson (Tony), Jessica Vosk (Anita), and Kevin Vortmann (Riff) alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

This Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Set includes a 100-page booklet featuring a new interview with MTT, notes from Rita Moreno and Jamie Bernstein, as well as a "West Side Story" historical timeline, archival photographs, complete lyrics, and rehearsal and performance photos. Presented in a High Definition Premium Audio Hybrid SACD* Set, this must-have album is the latest treasure from the Orchestra’s very own SFS Media label.

The performances were recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall in late June and early July 2013 after Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony became the first orchestra to receive permission from all four "West Side Story" rights-holders to perform and record the musical score in its entirety in a concert setting.

Of the new recording, Thomas said, “This is a new and rare opportunity to hear Bernstein’s complete score sung by a sensational young cast and a knock-your-socks-off orchestra. The San Francisco Symphony totally understands and feels this music. We show the Broadway roots of the piece and how its universal qualities translate into the way we think about it today.”
 
 

 



Disc: 1
Prologue
Jet Song
Something's Coming
Dance at the Gym Blues
Dance at the Gym Promenade
Dance at the Gym Mambo
Dance at the Gym Cha-Cha
Dance at the Gym Meeting Scene
Dance at the Gym Jump
Maria
Balcony Scene
Only You
America
Cool
One Hand One Heart
Tonight
The Rumble

Disc: 2
I Feel Pretty
Ballet Sequence Allegro agitato
Ballet Sequence Lo stesso tempo
Ballet Sequence Adagio
Ballet Sequence Scherzo
Ballet Sequence Somewhere
Ballet Sequence Procession & Nightmare
Ballet Sequence Adagio
Gee Officer Krupke
A Boy Like That
I Have a Love
Change of Scene
Jukebox Taunting Scene
Finale

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