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
# Title Rating Length
1 Jet Song 3:17
2 Something's Coming 2:35
3 Maria 3:00
4 Tonight 5:31
5 America 4:49
6 Cool 4:40
7 One Hand, One Heart 5:40
8 Tonight (Ensemble) 3:42
9 I Feel Pretty 3:25
10 Somewhere 2:38
11 Gee, Officer Krupke 4:20
12 A Boy Like That 2:05
13 I Have a Love 3:30
14 Taunting Scene 1:21
15 Finale 2:40

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
Kurt Ollmann (1984-09-07) (tracks 1, 6, 8)
composer:
Leonard Bernstein (US composer & conductor) (tracks 1–2, 5–15)
Leonard Bernstein (US composer & conductor) (1956) (tracks 3–4)
conductor:
Leonard Bernstein (US composer & conductor) (1984-09-07) (tracks 1–15)
lyricist:
Stephen Sondheim (tracks 1–2, 5–13, 15)
Stephen Sondheim (1956) (tracks 3–4)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Louise Edeiken (1984-09-07) (tracks 5, 9)
Marilyn Horne (mezzo soprano) (1984-09-07) (track 10)
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) (1984-09-07) (tracks 5, 8, 12–13)
soprano vocals:
Angelina Réaux (1984-09-07) (track 9)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (1984-09-07) (tracks 4, 7–9, 12–13, 15)
Stella Zambalis (spinto soprano) (1984-09-07) (track 9)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (1984-09-07) (tracks 2–4, 7–8, 15)
vocals:
Stephen Bogardus (1984-09-07) (tracks 1, 11)
Richard Harrell (1984-09-07) (track 8)
Todd Lester (1984-09-07) (track 11)
David Livingston (1984-09-07) (tracks 1, 11)
Marty Nelson (1984-09-07) (track 11)
Peter Thom (musical theatre actor) (1984-09-07) (tracks 1, 11)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1985) (track 5)
publisher:
Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd. (tracks 3–4, 10)
Chappell & Co Ltd. (track 10)
Chappell & Co., Inc. (tracks 4, 9–10)
Chappell Music (track 2)
G. Schirmer (track 10)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (tracks 3, 10)
Universal/MCA Music (music publisher; do not use as release label!) (track 5)
recorded at:
RCA Studio A (New York) in New York, New York, United States (1984-09-07) (tracks 3–5, 9)
arrangements:
West Side Story: Maria (arr. Gordon for oboe and orchestra) (track 3)
is the basis for:
散‧聚 (track 10)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Als ich dich sah (track 4)
America (track 5)
America (West Side Story, Japanese version) (track 5)
Amerika je Amerika (track 5)
Ich gefall' mir (track 9)
Jet Song (track 1)
Maria (track 3)
Maria (track 3)
Me siento hermosa (I Feel Pretty) (West Side Story, Spanish version) (track 9)
Tonight (track 4)
Un hombre así (A Boy Like That) (West Side Story, Spanish version) (track 12)
Un pays pour nous (track 10)
later versions:
America (track 5)
part of:
West Side Story (tracks 1–15)
recording of:
West Side Story: A Boy Like That (Anita, Maria) (1984-09-07) (track 12)
West Side Story: America (Anita, Shark Girls) (1984-09-07) (track 5)
West Side Story: Cool (1984-09-07) (track 6)
West Side Story: Finale (1984-09-07) (track 15)
West Side Story: Gee, Officer Krupke! (1984-09-07) (track 11)
West Side Story: I Feel Pretty (1984-09-07) (track 9)
West Side Story: I Have a Love (Maria, Anita) (1984-09-07) (track 13)
West Side Story: Jet Song (1984-09-07) (track 1)
West Side Story: Maria (Tony) (1984-09-07) (track 3)
West Side Story: One Hand, One Heart (Tony, Maria) (1984-09-07) (track 7)
West Side Story: Something’s Coming (Tony) (1984-09-07) (track 2)
West Side Story: Somewhere (1984-09-07) (track 10)
West Side Story: Taunting Scene (1984-09-07) (track 14)
West Side Story: Tonight (Maria, Tony) (1984-09-07) (track 4)
West Side Story: Tonight Quintet (Jets, Sharks, Anita, Tony, Maria, Riff, Bernardo) (1984-09-07) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
West Side Story: Overture (tracks 3–4, 8)
West Side Story (Peter Riese arrangement) (tracks 2–6, 9)
West Side Story Medley (Clayderman) (tracks 3–5)
West Side Story Suite (tracks 1–3, 3–5, 9–10)
version of:
One (early version of "One Hand, One Heart" from West Side Story) (track 7)

Release

ASIN:DE: B000001G72 [info]