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West Side Story (Live)

Alexandra Silber, Cheyenne Jackson, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC high-resolution audio formats

"It may prove to be the most significant recording of the show since the original Broadway cast."
- The Huffington Post

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West Side Story: Act I  
1
Prologue
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
3:56
2
Jet Song
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
3:37
3
Something's Coming
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
2:57
West Side Story: Act I: Dance at the Gym  
4
Blues
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
2:16
5
Promenade
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
0:29
6
Mambo
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
2:27
7
Cha-Cha
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
0:47
8
Meeting Scene
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
1:52
9
Jump
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
0:56
West Side Story: Act I  
10
Maria
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
2:48
11
Balcony Scene
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
1:39
12
Only You
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
6:01
13
America
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
5:19
14
Cool
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
4:24
15
One Hand, One Heart
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
5:35
16
Tonight
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
3:52
17
The Rumble
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
3:05
West Side Story: Act II  
18
I Feel Pretty
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
4:10
West Side Story: Act II: Ballet Sequence  
19
Allegro agitato
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
0:41
20
Lo stesso tempo
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
0:37
21
Adagio
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
0:34
22
Scherzo
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
1:29
23
Somewhere
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
2:27
24
Procession & Nightmare
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
2:20
25
Adagio
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
1:24
West Side Story: Act II  
26
Gee, Officer Krupke
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
5:00
27
A Boy Like That
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
2:30
28
I Have a Love
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
3:33
29
Change of Scene
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
0:29
30
Jukebox, Taunting Scene
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
2:25
31
Finale
Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
2:48
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:22:27
"Four Stars ... both the choral singing and the orchestral playing are immaculate ... hugely enjoyable ..."
- The Guardian

"... San Francisco Symphony gives this magnificent musical the full symphonic heft it deserves ... sound and balance are superb; the album sounds much more like a well-engineered studio product than the live concert recording it is."
- Opera News

"... Tilson Thomas has made all of the right decisions ... recorded live before a very quiet audience (there are a few moments of gentle laughter here and there), the sonics capture both singers and players up close, but never harshly. If you want West Side Story complete, then this is the set to own."
- ClassicsToday.com

Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy-winning San Francisco Symphony present this historic live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Leonard Bernstein’s complete score for the beloved musical West Side Story. The SFS 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. These performances were recorded live in 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM in late June and early July 2013, starring Broadway actors Alexandra Silber as Maria and Cheyenne Jackson as Tony, alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

"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."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – San Francisco Symphony Studio Masters

Producer: Jack Vad
Engineering Support: Roni Jules, Gus Pollek and Jonathon Stevens
Wireless Design: Denise Woodward
Post Production: Jonathon Stevens
Design: Alan Trugman
Photos: Ricardo Hernandez (cover), Stefan Cohen (cast and production).

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