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BERNSTEIN: West Side Story

Composer(s):Bernstein, Leonard
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Musicals
Catalogue 8.559126
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99



Review By Naxos,

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Review By ,Record Geijutsu,October 2004

8.559126_JP_Record Geijutsu_Oct04.pdf

Review By William W. Starr,The State,December 2002

"Don't be put off by the absence of big names on this release; this is a big-league performance in just about every way. Schermerhorn was a young conducting student under Bernstein, and he and the Nashville Orchestra give a fresh classy, jazz-inflected beat to the original score.

The singers have voices suitably scaled to the roles - the problem with Bernstein's own recording is his use of opera - and they project with honest emotions. "Maria," for instance, is affectingly sung by Betsi Morrison, and Mike Eldred's Tony is engagingly ardent throughout. The recording feels surprisingly like a stage production, and an enjoyable one, too."


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