Posts tagged "Leonard Bernstein"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Prologue from West Side Story" from the Original Film Soundtrack

Song Of The Day – “Prologue from West Side Story” from the Original Soundtrack Recording So the question isn’t whether “West Side Story” is the greatest musical of all time (it is!)…the question is if you’re a Broadway Cast maven or a fan of the film soundtrack. I think most people my age and younger... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Overture from Candide" by Leonard Bernstein

Song Of The Day – “Overture from Candide” by Leonard Bernstein I was fortunate enough to have seen the very last Young People’s Concert conducted by the maestro back in 1972. As you can see from this video Lenny was an emotional and flamboyant conductor. Here is one of his best pieces of music, the... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Dance At The Gym" from "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein

Song Of The Day – “Dance At The Gym” from “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein Wow! It doesn’t get any better than this…and it never gets old! Probably the greatest musical to ever hit the Broadway stage. Bernstein’s modern Jazz score is inventive and cutting edge…and about as good as it gets!
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Today in Music History: West Side Story

On this date forty-nine years ago, the West Side Story soundtrack album starts a fifty-four week run at the top of the charts.  Here’s one of the best two songs:      

J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

“The Jet Song” from “West Side Story”  

Song Of The Day - "Prologue" from "West Side Story"

by Eric Berman Originally it was to be titled “East Side Story” and center around the romance of a Catholic girl and a Jewish boy until it was reconfigured into the story we’ve all come to know and love. The high point of Leonard Bernstein’s Broadway career as far as I’m concerned…and he was working... Read more »
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