Annotation

"In 1984, Bernstein decided to re-record the musical, conducting his own music for the first time. Generally known as the "operatic version" of West Side Story, it stars Kiri Te Kanawa as Maria, José Carreras as Tony, Tatiana Troyanos as Anita, Kurt Ollmann as Riff, and Marilyn Horne as the offstage voice who sings "Somewhere". It won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 1985 and the recording process was filmed as a documentary."
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Story#Recordings
(recorded at RCA Studio A, New York in September 1984)

this is the Highlights version of Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story. below are the various versions of this cast recording:

complete versions:
Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story (disc 1) (16 tracks)
Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story (disc 2) (11 tracks, plus 6 bonus tracks from On the Waterfront), and
Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story (single disc, 27 tracks)
(Bernstein, Leonard; Kiri Te Kanawa (Maria); José Carreras (Tony); Tatiana Troyanos (Anita); Kurt Ollmann (Riff); Marilyn Horne (offstage, "Somewhere"); Nina Bernstein (Maria in dialogues); Alexander Bernstein (Tony in dialogues); 09/07/84: NYC, RCA Studio
Deutsche Grammophon 4152531; CD: 4152532 GH2)

highlights version:
Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story: Highlights (15 tracks)
(Bernstein, Leonard; West Side Story (Selections); Kiri Te Kanawa (Maria); José Carreras (Tony); Tatiana Troyanos (Anita); Kurt Ollmann (Riff); Marilyn Horne (offstage, "Somewhere"); Nina Bernstein (Maria in dialogues); Alexander Bernstein (Tony in dialogues); 09/07/84: NYC, RCA Studio
Deutsche Grammophon ; CD: 4159632 GH; 4478982 GH)

Annotation last modified on 2014-01-03 06:00 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
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1Jet Song
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
baritone vocals [Riff]:
Kurt Ollmann (baritone) (on 1984-09-07)
vocals:
Stephen Bogardus (on 1984-09-07), David Livingston (on 1984-09-07) and Peter Thom (musical theatre actor) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: Jet Song (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein3:17
2Something's Coming
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
tenor vocals [Tony]:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: Something’s Coming (Tony) (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), Chappell Music (UK) and G. Schirmer Inc.
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein2:35
3Maria
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
tenor vocals [Tony]:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: Maria (Tony) (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim (in 1956)
composer:
Leonard Bernstein (in 1956)
publisher:
Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd. and Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group)
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein3:00
4Tonight
soprano vocals:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
edit of:
West Side Story: No. 6: Balcony Scene (Tonight) by Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), José Carreras (Spanish tenor)
recording of:
West Side Story: Tonight (Maria, Tony) (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim (in 1956)
composer:
Leonard Bernstein (in 1956)
publisher:
Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd., Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA) and The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co., LLC
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein5:31
5America
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Anita]:
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Rosalia]:
Louise Edeiken (mezzo-soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: America (Anita, Shark Girls) (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
publisher:
Jalni Publications Inc., Universal/MCA Music (music publisher; do not use as release label!) and The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC (in 1957)
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein4:49
6Cool
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
baritone vocals [Riff]:
Kurt Ollmann (baritone) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: Cool (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein4:40
7One Hand, One Heart
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
soprano vocals [Maria]:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
tenor vocals [Tony]:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: One Hand, One Heart (Tony, Maria) (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA) and The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co., LLC
version of:
One (early version of "One Hand, One Heart" from West Side Story)
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein5:40
8Tonight (Ensemble)
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
baritone vocals [Riff]:
Kurt Ollmann (baritone) (on 1984-09-07)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Anita]:
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
soprano vocals [Maria]:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
tenor vocals [Tony]:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (on 1984-09-07)
vocals:
Richard Harrell (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: Tonight Quintet (Jets, Sharks, Anita, Tony, Maria, Riff, Bernardo) (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein3:42
9I Feel Pretty
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Rosalia]:
Louise Edeiken (mezzo-soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
soprano vocals [Consuela]:
Stella Zambalis (spinto soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
soprano vocals [Francisca]:
Angelina Réaux (US soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
soprano vocals [Maria]:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: I Feel Pretty (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA) and The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co., LLC
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein3:25
10Somewhere
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Marilyn Horne (American operatic mezzo-soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: Ballet Sequence: Somewhere (Consuelo and Company) (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
publisher:
Amberson Enterprises, Inc., Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd., Chappell & Co Ltd., Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA), G. Schirmer, G. Schirmer Inc., PolyGram Music Publishing Ltd., The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co., LLC, Universal - Polygram and Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group)
part of:
West Side Story: Ballet Sequence
Leonard Bernstein2:38
11Gee, Officer Krupke
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
vocals:
Stephen Bogardus (on 1984-09-07), Todd Lester (on 1984-09-07), David Livingston (on 1984-09-07), Marty Nelson (on 1984-09-07) and Peter Thom (musical theatre actor) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: Gee, Officer Krupke! (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein4:20
12A Boy Like That
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Anita]:
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
soprano vocals [Maria]:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: A Boy Like That (Anita, Maria) (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein2:05
13I Have a Love
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Anita]:
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
soprano vocals [Maria]:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: I Have a Love (Maria, Anita) (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
publisher:
Chappell & Co., Inc. (USA) and The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co., LLC
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein3:30
14Taunting Scene
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: Taunting Scene (on 1984-09-07)
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
quotes music from:
West Side Story: The Dance at the Gym: Mambo
quotes music from:
West Side Story: America (Anita, Shark Girls)
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein1:21
15Finale
recording engineer:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon) (on 1984-09-07) and Wolf-Dieter Karwatky (on 1984-09-07)
miscellaneous support:
Alison Ames (task: Coordination) and Claudia Hamann (task: Coordination)
executive producer:
Hanno Rinke
producer:
John McClure (recording engineer and record producer)
editor:
Jobst Eberhardt (sound engineer, mainly for Deutsche Grammophon)
soprano vocals [Maria]:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (on 1984-09-07)
tenor vocals [Tony]:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (on 1984-09-07)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (on 1984-09-07)
orchestrator:
Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin
balance engineer:
Karl-August Naegler (balance engineer)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (in 1985) and Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (in 1985)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (on 1984-09-07)
recording of:
West Side Story: Finale (on 1984-09-07)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim
composer:
Leonard Bernstein
quotes music from:
West Side Story: Ballet Sequence: Somewhere (Consuelo and Company)
quotes music from:
West Side Story: I Have a Love (Maria, Anita)
part of:
West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein2:40