Music From West Side Story The Stage Show – Nostalgia Music Catalogue

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Music From West Side Story

An unmissable selection of music from the amazing West Side Story
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Tracklist
01 Overture (America) Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra
02 I Feel Pretty Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra
03 One Hand One Heart Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra
04 Somewhere Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra
05 Cool Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra
06 Maria Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra
07 A Boy Like That Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra
08 Tonight Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra
09 The Rumble Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra
10 Something's Coming Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra
11 Finale Sondheim Bernstein Orchestra

About the songs
Each song is intricately constructed and demonstrates a fusion of European Classical, Operatic and American Jazz styles. Originally a broadway show, it was made into a film which made a star of legendary actress Natalie Wood. The story itself is a reworking of William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet and is set in West Side New York. It acts as a critique of the all too prevalent racial adversity at the time.

About the musicians

Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein rank among the finest musical talents America has to offer. West Side Story is the only musical to feature their partnership. Stephen Sondheim is an exceptionally skilled lyricist and a composer of musicals with a very definitive sound – there is a Sondheim ‘sound’. His best known works, to which he wrote the lyrics and composed the music, include Sweeney Todd and Company. Leonard Bernstein is equally skilled, but specialised mostly in conducting and ‘classical’ composition – with his most famous works including Candide and Chichester Psalms.

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