West Side Story: Tonight (Maria, Tony)

~ Song

Annotation

in the context of Bernstein's musical West Side Story, this is the duet between Tony and Maria in the balcony scene - not to be confused with the Tonight Quintet performed by Anita, Tony, Maria, Bernardo, Riff, and ensemble.

Annotation last modified on 2011-10-27 11:42 UTC.

Relationships

lyricist:Stephen Sondheim (in 1956)
composer:Leonard Bernstein (US composer & conductor) (in 1956)
publisher:Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd.
Chappell & Co., Inc.
The Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Co., LLC
SecondHandSongs:http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/54466 [info]
Wikidata:Q2776421 [info]
referred to in medleys:West Side Story: Overture
West Side Story Medley (Clayderman) (order: 2)
West Side Story Suite (order: 3)
West Side Story (Peter Riese arrangement) (order: 4)
later translated versions:Als ich dich sah
Tonight
part of:West Side Story (order: 7)

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1957-10-10Tonightcover and instrumentalManny Albam & His Jazz Greats5:47
1957Tonight (1957 original Broadway cast)Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence3:54
1959-03-10TonightinstrumentalTommy Flanagan3:44
1959-08-24 – 1959-08-25TonightinstrumentalAndré Previn and His Pals Shelly Manne & Red Mitchell5:22
1960TonightinstrumentalThe Dave Brubeck Quartet3:49
1961-03-15TonightinstrumentalStan Kenton3:46
1961-03TonightBilly Eckstine2:45
1961End Credits (West Side Story, 1961 film cast, remastered 1992)medleyJohnny Green & Orchestra5:06
1961Tonight (West Side Story, 1961 film cast)Marni Nixon, Jimmy Bryant3:38
1961Tonight (West Side Story, 1961 film cast, remastered 1992)Jimmy Bryant, Marni Nixon6:46
1962-01TonightinstrumentalThe Jazz Crusaders2:54
1962-01TonightinstrumentalThe Oscar Peterson Trio4:37
1962TonightinstrumentalEddie Harris2:18
1962West Side StorymedleyLondon Festival Orchestra, London Festival Chorus, Stanley Black10:06
1966-08-25Tonightcover and liveVince Hill?:??
1976-12 – 1977-02TonightinstrumentalRonnie Price, Neil Richardson?:??
1978-10West Side Story Medleyinstrumental and medleyEddie Higgins13:03
1984-09-07West Side Story: No. 6: Balcony Scene (Tonight)Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras7:33
1984-09-07West Side Story: TonightKiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Leonard Bernstein5:31
1984Tonight (from "West Side Story")Leonard Bernstein3:39
1984West Side Story: Tonight (Balcony Scene)Peter Hofmann, Deborah Sasson, Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas6:39
1988-11Songs from West Side Story: TonightinstrumentalKatia & Marielle Labèque2:43
1990-07-07Medley: Maria / Tonight / ’O paese d’ ’o sole / Cielito lindo (live, 1990-07-07: Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy)live and medleyCarreras, Domingo, Pavarotti5:32
1993Balcony ScenePaul Manuel, Tinuke Olafimihan, National Symphony Orchestra, John Owen Edwards7:40
1993Balcony Scene (Tonight) (West Side Story, 1993 London studio cast)Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth5:53
1995-11Balcony Scene (Tonight)Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Eric Stern3:59
1996Tonightcover and instrumentalCanadian Brass4:43
1998-01-26West Side Story: TonightlivePlácido Domingo, Renée Fleming5:00
2007Balcony Scene (Tonight) (West Side Story, 2007 studio cast)Vittorio Grigolo, Hayley Westenra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra5:42
2009-04-06Tonight (West Side Story, 2009 Broadway revival cast)Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione5:34
2009-07-11Tonightcover, instrumental and liveKeith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette6:49
2013-06-27 – 2013-07-02West Side Story: Act I. Only YouliveCheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas6:01
2019-02-24 – 2019-02-27West Side Story: Tonight / I Feel Pretty / Maria / Gee, Officer Krupke / Somewhere (Medley)instrumental and medleyLucienne Renaudin Vary, BBC Concert Orchestra, Bill Elliott12:15
America (Overture)instrumental and medleyLawrence Leonard4:45
Suite aus "West Side Story": Moderate Beguine Tempo "Tonight"Symphonieorchester St. Stephan, Pater Anselm Mayer1:25
TonightinstrumentalPepe Jaramillo2:31
TonightinstrumentalLen Stevens & His Orchestra2:55
TonightLaurie Gayle Stephenson, Doug LaBrecque & National Symphony Orchestra4:50
TonightinstrumentalThe Jazz Crusaders?:??
TonightJosé Carreras, Robert Farnon2:35
TonightinstrumentalJerome Richardson3:56
TonightinstrumentalLen Stevens and His Orchestra2:47
TonightinstrumentalRay Bryant1:51
TonightinstrumentalMantovani2:56
TonightFerrante & Teicher3:00
TonightinstrumentalCal Tjader2:10
TonightThe Showtime Orchestra & Singers4:10
TonightLeonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, The Musical Stage Company?:??
TonightLesley Garrett4:49
TonightMary Hangley, Evelyn Eskin0:58
TonightLeonard Bernstein2:54
TonightNatalie Wood & Richard Beymer3:35
TonightMary Carewe & Michael Dore4:44
TonightAnita Bryant2:16
TonightPlácido Domingo2:48
TonightBruce Trent & Lucille Graham4:10
TonightLang Lang feat. Sean Jones4:54
TonightLeonard Bernstein4:02
TonightAndy Williams2:37
Tonightcover and instrumentalFrank Renton, The Desford Colliery Band2:57
TonightVic Damone2:31
TonightThe Dave Brubeck Quartet3:49
Tonight (stereo)coverWe Five2:09
Tonight (mono)coverWe Five2:11
TonightcoverKenny Loggins & Wynonna4:23
TonightShirley Bassey2:34
TonightThe New York Theater with The Broadway Choir3:41
TonightinstrumentalGeorge Greeley?:??
Tonight[theatre]4:00
TonightcoverSergio Franchi2:11
TonightinstrumentalThe Shadows2:24
TonightcoverHarry Secombe2:09
TonightJulia Migenes2:35
TonightinstrumentalGeorge Greeley2:19
TonightinstrumentalGeorge Greeley2:19
TonightinstrumentalLondon Promenade Orchestra3:22
TonightinstrumentalGeorge Greeley2:19
Tonight[unknown]4:08
TonightThe Dave Brubeck Quartet3:49
Tonightcover and instrumentalThe Oscar Peterson Trio4:36
TonightinstrumentalJoerg Kaufmann feat. Bobby Shew6:34
TonightinstrumentalPepe Jaramillo2:31
Tonight (from 'West Side Story')instrumentalEddy Mers2:43
Tonight (from "West Side Story")instrumentalGeorge Greeley2:25
Tonight (from "West Side Story")coverFootlights Orchestra & Chorus2:42
Tonight (from “West Side Story”)The Mantovani Orchestra2:56
Tonight (from West Side Story)Elisabeth Turchi2:42
Tonight (From West Side Story)coverJohnny Mathis3:15
Tonight (West Side Story)Charlotte Church2:28
Tonight (West Side Story)instrumental[unknown]2:54
Tonight (West Side Story)instrumentalRoyal Promenade Orchestra, Alfred Gehardt4:57
Tonight / SomewherecoverDee Snider with Patti LuPone3:26
Tonight From the West Side StorycoverOrquesta Strings Clemona, Strings '69, Orquesta Filarmónica Pops de Tokyo?:??
Tonight From the West Side StorycoverStrings '69?:??
Tonight, from “West Side Story” (Bernstein/Sondheim)cover and instrumental[unknown]3:20
Tonight, from West Side StoryinstrumentalThe London Cello Sound, Geoffrey Simon2:47
West Side StorymedleyBoston Pops Orchestra4:46
West Side Story - TonightRobert Farnon & His Orchestra, José Carreras2:35
West Side Story (Duet: Tonight)liveJosé Carreras, Katia Ricciarelli, London Arts Orchestra, Jacques Delacôte2:15
West Side Story Medley (live)live and medleySammy Davis Jr.4:48
West Side Story Medley: Maria / Tonight / Americacover, instrumental and medleyRichard Clayderman6:33
West Side Story Medley: Maria / Tonight / SomewheremedleyMichael Crawford8:30
West Side Story: "Tonight"instrumentalGeorge Greeley?:??
West Side Story: Act I. “Only you … Tonight” (Maria, Tony)Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu3:49
West Side Story: Balcony Scene: TonightNashville Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Schermerhorn7:22
West Side Story: TonightJosé Carreras2:35
West Side Story: TonightVienna Symphonic Rock Orchestra, Simon Gale4:58
West Side Story: TonightJosé Carreras, Robert Farnon & His Orchestra2:34
West Side Story: TonightJosé Carreras, Robert Farnon & His Orchestra2:36
West Side Story: TonightinstrumentalVienna Symphonic Rock Orchestra, Simon Gale4:55
West Side Story: TonightinstrumentalThe London Pops Orchestra2:26
West Side Story: TonightPeter Hofmann, Debbie Sasson, Michael Tilson Thomas6:36
West Side Story: Tonight[unknown]2:46
West Side Story: TonightJosé Carreras, Robert Farnon Orchestra, Robert Farnon?:??
West Side Story: TonightinstrumentalThe Amsterdam Saxophone Quartet, Jaap van Zweden3:53
ウエスト・サイド物語: メドレーmedleyJohn Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra9:14