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  West Side Story  
 

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents
[Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins]

Other Recordings

This is a chronological compilation of non-cast recordings of West Side
Story
.  There are some vocal recordings, but the majority are instrumental. 
For cast recordings and recordings of individual songs, use the links below.

Manny Albam and His Jazz Greats [Jazz Versions]
Play Music from West Side Story
  • LP, 1958? [Coral CRL-57207]
  • LP, 1964 [Decca DL-74517]

Selections: "Prologue & Jet Song", "Something's Coming", "Cool", Maria"', "Tonight", "I Feel Pretty", "Somewhere", "Finale: I Feel Pretty; America; One Hand, One Heart"


Ballets USA
Conducted by Robert Prince

  • LP (stereo), 1958 [Warner Bros. BS1240]
  • LP (mono), 1958 [Warner Bros. B1240]

Selection: Ballet Music from West Side Story


RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Dance Music from West Side Story
Conducted by Robert Russell Bennett

  • LP [stereo], 1959 [RCA Victor LSC 2340]
  • LP [mono], 1959 [RCA Victor LM 2340]
  • LP, 1970 [RCA Victrola VICS 1491]

Selection: Dance Music from West Side Story [23:32]


David Terry and His Orchestra
Bernstein's Broadway

  • LP, 1959 [Warner Bros. B 1325]

Selection: West Side Story Medley (includes "Tonight", "Maria", "Somewhere", "I Feel Pretty", "A-me-ri-ca")


Andre Previn and His Pals [Jazz Versions]
West Side Story
Produced by Lester Koenig
Andre Previn (piano), Red Mitchell (bass), Shelly Manne (drums).
Recorded at Contemporary's Studio in Los Angeles on August 24-25, 1959

  • LP, 1959 [Contemporary 7572]
  • Compact Disc, 1990 [Contemporary OJOCD-422-2]
  • Cassette, 1990 [Contemporary OJ-422]
  • LP, 1990 [Contemporary OJC-422]

Selections: "Something's Coming", "Jet Song", "Tonight", "I Feel Pretty",
"Gee, Officer Krupke", "Cool", "Maria", "America"







Boston Pops
Pops Concert
Conducted by Arthur Fiedler
Recorded August 11-12 and September 28-29, 1959

  • LP, 1959 [RCA]
  • Compact Disc, 1987 [RCA Red Seal 6213-2-RC]

Selections from West Side Story (8:46)
Includes "I Feel Pretty", "Maria", "Something's Coming", "Tonight", "One Hand, One Heart", and "A-mer-i-ca"


Cal Tjader [Jazz Versions]
Cal Tjader Plays West Side Story
Arrangements by Clare Fischer

  • LP (mono), 1960 [Fantasy 8054]
  • LP (stereo), 1960 [Fantasy 3310]
  • Compact Disc, 2002 [Fantasy 24775; with "Cal Tjader Plays Harold Arlen"]




Selections: "Prologue-Jet Song", "Something's Coming", "Maria Interlude", "Maria", "Tonight", "America", "Cool", "One Hand, One Heart", "I Feel Pretty-Somewhere"





New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story / Symphonic Suite from the film On the Waterfront
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Orchestrations by Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal
Recorded March 6, 1961 in New York City
Program notes by William K. Zinsser

  • LP (stereo), 1961 [Columbia MS 6251]
  • LP (mono), 1961 [Columbia ML 5651]
  • Compact Disc, 1990 [Sony Classical SMK 46701] (as Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute)

Selection: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (20:56)
Includes: "Prologue", "Somewhere", "Scherzo", "Cha-Cha". Meeting Scene", "Cool", "Rumble", and "Finale"

(This selection was the first recording that Bernstein made of WSS, and has appeared on numerous discs under the CBS, CBS Masterworks, and Sony Classical labels)


Stan Kenton Orchestra [Big Band]
West Side Story
Produced by Lee Gillette and Kent Larson
Arrangements by Johnny Richards
Featuring Gabe Baltazar, alto saxophone; Sam Donahue, tenor saxophone; Conte Candoli, trumpet; Stan Kenton, piano
Recorded at Goldwyn Sound Stage 5, Hollywood, California on March 15-16 and April 11, 1961

  • LP (mono), 1961 [Capitol T-1609]
  • LP (stereo), 1961 [Capitol ST-1609]
  • Compact Disc, 1995 [Blue Note/Capitol 29914-2]

Selections: "Prologue", "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Tonight", "Cool", "I Feel Pretty", "Gee, Officer Krupke", "Taunting Scene", "Somewhere", "Finale"





Musique du film West Side Story
Conducted by Henry Leonard

  • LP, 196? [Musicdisc Collection Variete (France) CV 927]

Selections: "Prologue", "Jet Song", "I Feel Pretty", "America", "Tonight", "Dance at the Gym", "The Rumble", "Maria", "A Boy Like That", "Gee, Officer Krupke", "One Hand, One Heart"


Ferrante and Teicher
West Side Story and Other Motion Picture and Broadway Hits
Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher, pianos
with their orchestra conducted by Nick Perito

  • LP (mono), 1962 [United Artists UAL 3166]
  • LP (stereo), 1962 [United Artists UAS 6166]

Selections: Overture, "Maria", "Tonight", "Somewhere", "I Feel Pretty"


Oscar Peterson Trio [Jazz Versions]
West Side Story
Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Ed Thigpen (drums)
Produced by Jim Davis
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York on January 24-25, 1962

  • LP (mono), 1962 [Verve Records V-8454]
  • LP (stereo), 1962 [Verve Records V6-8454]
  • Compact Disc, 19?? [Verve Records 821 575]
  • Compact Disc [Gold], 1994 [DCC 1068]

Selections: "Something's Coming", "Somewhere", "Jet Song", "Tonight", "Maria", "I Feel Pretty", "Reprise"





Richard Behrke Trio [Jazz Versions]
Like West Side Story

  • LP, 1962 [Atco Records 33-141]

Selections: "Tonight", "Something's Coming", "Maria", "Gee, Office Krupke", "Cool", "I Feel Pretty", "Somewhere", "America"


Marian McPartland [Jazz Versions]
West Side Story
Marian McPartland, piano, with Ben Tucker, bass, and Jake Hanna, drums

  • LP, 1965 [Time S-2199]

Selections: "Tonight" (3:18), "Cool" (2:55), "Somewhere" (3:05), "I Can Cook Too" * (3:17), "Lonely Town" * (3:10), "Ya Got Me" * (1:55), "Maria" (3:00), "It's Love" * (2:28), "I Feel Pretty" (3:05), "A Little Bit in Love" * (3:21) [* Bernstein songs not from West Side Story]


Shelly Taylor [accordian]
Accordian Stylings of West Side Story

  • LP, 196? [Strand Records SL/SLS 1082]

Selections: "Tonight" (3:39); "Maria" (4:05); "I Feel Pretty" (3:40); and "Something's Coming" (4:26)


The Scarborough Strings and Orchestra
The Best of Sound of Music and West Side Story

  • [Supersope, Inc. 3-A020-N]

Selections: "Somewhere"; "Maria"; "Tonight"; "Cool"; and "I Feel Pretty"


Living Strings [Orchestra]
Living Strings play music from West Side Story
Arranged and conducted by Johnny Douglas

  • LP, 1969 [RCA Camden]


Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra
Weekend In New York
Conducted by Frank Chacksfield; Arranged by Eric Rogers

  • LP, 1970 [London Records]
  • Compact Disc, 1992 [London Weekend Classics [433 872-2]

Selection: "West Side Story" (Medley) (6:28)
Includes "Something's Coming"; "Tonight"; "Maria"; "America"; "Somewhere"


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Bernstein: West Side Story / Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
Conducted by Robert Shaw

  • LP, 1981 [Vox Cum Laude VCL 9002]

Selection: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (22:00)
Includes "Prologue", "Somewhere", "Scherzo", "Mambo", "Cha-Cha", "Meeting Scene", "Cool", "Fugue", "Rumble", and "Finale"


Empire Brass Quintet
Broadway Brass
Liner notes by Michael Conley
Recorded at Corpus Christi Church in Housatonic, MA

  • Compact Disc, 1984 [Sine Qua Non 79002-2]

Selection: Suite from West Side Story: "Prologue","I Feel Pretty","One Hand","Something's Coming","America","Maria","Tonight","Somewhere


Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
West Side Story - Suite/Kleine Dreigroschenmusik

Produced by Chris Hazell
Recorded 12/85 in Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, England

  • Compact Disc, 1985 [London Records 417 354-2]

Selection: West Side Story - Suite (Arranged by Eric Crees)
Includes "Prologue" (4:07), "Something's Coming" (2:42), "Mambo" (2:19), "Cha-Cha / Scherzo" (3:06), "America" (2:42), "Cool-Fugue" (3:45), and "Finale" (4:07)


Bernstein on Broadway
Peter Hofmann and Deborah Sasson, vocalists; members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Recorded at RCA Studio A, Los Angeles, CA and Union Studio, Munich, Germany

  • LP, 1985 [CBS FM 39535]
  • Cassette, 1985 [CBS FCT 39535]

Selections: "Prologue" (3:55), "Something's Coming" (2:34), "Maria" (2:38), "Tonight (Balcony Scene)" (6:36), "Cool" (3:59), "One Hand, One Heart" (4:38), "I Feel Pretty" (3:50), "Somewhere" (5:17)


Joshua Pierce and Dorothy Jonas [Piano Duo]
Bernstein/Rodgers Classically Broadway
Produced by Jeffrey Kaufman and Ettore Stratta

  • Compact Disc, 1986 [KEM Enterprises KEM-DISC 1009]

Selection: West Side Story Medley (10:30)
Includes "I Feel Pretty", "Maria", "Something's Coming", "Tonight", "Somewhere", "Cool", "One Hand, One Heart", "America"


London Symphony Orchestra
The Best of Broadway
Conducted and Arranged by Peter Knight
Produced by Chris Harding
Recorded at CBS Studio One, London

  • Compact Disc, 1986 [Del Rack DRZ 914]

Selection: West Side Story (9:29)
Includes: "The Jet Song"; "America"; "Tonight"; "Something's Coming"; "Maria"; "I Feel Pretty"; "Somewhere"; and "Maria (Reprise)"


Rochester Pops [Orchestra]
Best Of Broadway - Broadway Hits
Conducted by Erich Kunzel
Produced by John McClure
Recorded July 23, 1985 at the Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York

  • Compact Disc, 1986 [Intersound CDD 252]

Selection: "Highlights From West Side Story"
Includes "Introduction" (1:18); "Something's Coming" (2:25); "Tonight" (5:53); "Maria" (3:06); "Cool" (1:02); "One Hand, One Heart" (3:50); and "Somewhere" (3:44)


Dag Achatz [Solo Piano]
Dag Achatz Plays Leonard Bernstein
Produced by Robert von Bahr
Recorded 11/86 at Danderyd Grammar School, Sweden

  • Compact Disc, 1986 [BIS CD-352]

Selection: Symphonic Dances From West Side Story (21:08)
Includes "Prologue", "Somewhere", "Procession and Nightmare", "Transition to Scherzo", "Scherzo", "Cha-Cha", "Meeting Scene", "Cool", and "The Rumble"


Hits from 3 Broadway Shows

Broadway Theatre Orchestra and Chorus; Wilford Holcombe, conductor

  • Compact Disc, 1987 [Vero VCD 102]

Selections: "I Feel Pretty", "Maria", "Tonight", "Cool", "America" (also includes songs from My Fair Lady and Camelot)


Richard Stoltzman and Woody Herman's Thundering Herd [Clarinet and Jazz Big Band]
Ebony
Recorded in RCA Studio A, NY, NY on 5/87
Produced by Leroy Parkins

  • Compact Disc, 1988 [RCA Victor 6486-2-RC]

Selection: Stories from the West Side (12:08)
Includes "Somewhere", "Cool", "Maria", "Something's Coming"


Guher & Suher Pekinel [Piano Duo]
Symphonic Dances From West Side Story
Recorded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Salle de Musique, June 1988
Produced by Jurg Jecklin

  • Compact Disc, 1988 [Teldec Classics 4509-92143-2]

Selection: Symphonic Dances From West Side Story for piano and percussion (20:18)
(Arranged by Paul McKibbins and Robert Phillips with percussion by Peter Sadlo and Stefan Gagelmann)
Includes "Prologue", "Somewhere", "Scherzo", "Mambo", "Cha-Cha", "Meeting Scene", "Cool - Fugue", "Rumble", and &qquot;Finale"


Empire Brass
Bernstein.Gershwin.Tilson Thomas
Recorded 8/88 at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA
Produced by Robert Woods and Elaine Martone

  • Compact Disc, 1988 [Telarc CD-80159]

Selection: Hightlights from West Side Story (15:54)
Includes "America", "Something's Coming", "Maria", "Tonight", and "Somewhere"


Carlos Barbosa-Lima with Sharon Isbin [Duo Jazz Guitars]
Rhapsody in Blue / West Side Story
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA, April 1988

  • Compact Disc, 1988 [Concord CCD-42012]
  • Cassette, 1988 [Concord CC-2012]

Selections: "I Feel Pretty", "Scherzo / Somewhere", "Cha-Cha / Meeting Scene", "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Cool", "Tonight / I Have a Love / Finale"


The Falla Guitar Trio
West Side Story / Pulcinella
Recorded at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA 1988
Produced by The Falla Guitar Trio

  • Compact Disc, 1989 [Concord Jazz CCD-42013]





Selection: West Side Story Suite (23:28)
Includes "Prologue", "Something's Coming", "Mambo", "Cha-Cha", "Maria", "Cool", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", "America", "Finale"




Katia and Marielle Labeque [Piano Duo]
Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances And Songs
Recorded at Studio Davout, Paris, 1988
Produced by Jean-Louis Rizet

  • Compact Disc, 1989 [CBS MK 45531] (48:50)

Symphonic Dances: "Overture", "Scherzando", "Blues", "Somewhere", "Scherzo", "Mambo", "Cha-Cha", "Cool", "The Rumble", "I Have A Love (Finale)"
Songs: "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "Jet Song", "One hand, One heart", "I Feel Pretty", "Tonight", "A Boy Like That / I Have A Love"


London Festival Orchestra
Copland And Bernstein Greatest Hits

  • Compact Disc, 1989 [Intersound CDM 846]

Selections: "Maria" (5:43), "America" (6:05), "Tonight" (4:54), "Somewhere" (5:37), and "One Hand, One Heart" (5:56)
Also includes "Candide Overture" (Rochester Pops) by Leonard Bernstein


The Danish Concert Band of Rodovre
Concert Band Music
Conducted by Jorgen Misser Jensen
Produced by Ole Hoglund
Recorded in Spring of 1990 at the Brondby Strand Church of Rodovre, Denmark

  • Compact Disc, 1990 [Rondo Grammofon RCD 8331]

Selection: Symphonic Dance Music from West Side Story (Arranged by Ian Polster)
Includes: "Scherzo,Mambo" (3:49), "Cha-Cha" (1:17) and "Fugue" (3:24)


The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Of Leonard Bernstein
Conducted by Eric Rogers

  • Compact Disc, 1990 [London Weekend Classics 430 134-2]

Selection: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (21:22)


Dave Liebman & Gil Goldstein [Jazz Versions]
West Side Story Today
Produced by Dave Liebman and Gil Goldstein
Recorded September 29 & 30, 1990at Centerfield Productions Studio, NYC
Recording, Mixing Sequencing Engineer: Scott Ansell
Dave Liebman: soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
Gil Goldstein: programming, sequencing on Macintosh computer, acoustic piano, M1, D50, DX7, F900, proteus, accordian

  • Compact Disc, 1991 [Rhino/Owl R2-79225]
  • Cassette, 1991 [Rhino/Owl R4-79225]

Selections: "Something's Coming", "Tonite, Tonite", "Cool", "One Hand, One Heart", "Jet Song", "Somewhere", "A Boy Like That / I Have a Love", "I Feel Pretty", 'Maria", "America"





Peter Nero [Piano] with the Rochester Pops Orchestra
Classic Connections
Conducted by Peter Nero
Recorded at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY 1991
Produced by Thomas Z. Shepard

  • Compact Disc, 1991 [ProArte CDS 576]

Selection: West Side Story Suite (21:21) (Arranged by Peter Nero)


The London Symphony Brass
Copland, Bernstein, Cowell, Barber, Ives
Conducted and arranged by Eric Crees
Produced by Edward Fisk
Recorded January 1991 at the Barbican Hall, London, England

  • Compact Disc, 1991 [Collins Classics 12882]

Selections: "Prologue" (4:17), "Something's Coming" (2:55), "Mambo" (2:24), "Maria - Cha Cha" (1:18), "Scherzo" (1:53), "America" (2:40), "Cool - Fugue" (3:55), and "Somewhere" (4:18)


Minnesota Orchestra
Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue / Bernstein - West Side Story
Cconducted by Edo deWaart
Produced by James Mallinson
Recorded 5/90 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis

  • Compact Disc, 1991 [Virgin Classics 7243 5 61194 2 0]

Selection: Symphonic Dances From West Side Story (24:35)


Radio Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart [Orchestra]
American Classics - Volume II
Conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
Produced by Andreas Priemer
Recorded 6/88 at the Liederhalle in Stuttgart

  • Compact Disc, 1991 [Capriccio 10 466]

Selection: Melodies from West Side Story (13:41)


Summit Brass
Delights
Conducted by Carl Topilow
Produced by Bernard B. Eder
Recorded in Beall Hall at the University of Oregon, 6/92

  • Compact Disc, 1992 [Summit Records DCD 138]

Selection: Suite from West Side Story (24:02) (Arranged by Eric Crees)
Includes: "Prologue", "Something's Comin'", "Mambo", "Maria", "Scherzo", "America", "Cool", and "Somewhere"


John Bayless [Improvisational Piano]
Bayless Meets Bernstein: West Side Story Variations
Produced by Patti Laursen
Recorded in Boston, November 28 - December 3, 1991

  • Compact Disc, 1992 [Angel 54507] (68:56)

Selections: "Prologue", "Tonight", "I Feel Pretty", "Mambo", "America" , "Something's Coming", "One Hand, One Heart/Maria", "Rumble", "Epilogue", "Finale"


Philharmonia Slavonica
West Side Story
Conducted by Henry Adolph

  • Compact Disc, 1992 [Pilz 176004-2]

Selections: "Maria", "America", "Tonight", "Somewhere", One Hand, One Heart"


The Orchestra of the Americas
Aspects of West Side Story, Candide, A Little Night Music, Showboat, and Porgy and Bess
Conducted by Paul Freeman
Produced by Anton Kwiatkowski
Recorded at the Silvestre Reveultas Hall, Mexico City

  • Compact Disc, 1992 [Intersound CDB 8303]

Selection: West Side Story (12:36) (Arranged by Jack Mason)
Includes: "I Feel Pretty", "Maria", "Something's Coming", "Tonight", "One Hand, One Heart", "Cool", and "America"


Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
West Side Story, Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma, The King and I
Conducted by Carl Davis
Produced by John H. West
Recorded October 21-22, 1992 at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

  • Compact Disc, 1992 [EMI Classics For Pleasure 0777 7 67487 2 6]

Selection: Symphonic Dances (Arranged by Ramin and Kostal)
Includes: "Prologue" (4:13), "Somewhere" (3:20), "Scherzo" (2:00), "Mambo" (2:12), "Cha-Cha" (1:46), "Cool, Fugue" (3:45), "Rumble" (1:56), and "Finale" (2:52)


The Laclede Quartet [String Quartet]
The Laclede Quartet Plays West Side Story& Gershwin Favorites
Arrangements by Wendy Lea.

  • Compact Disc, 1992 [Laclede LR-5492-CD]

Selections: "Prologue" (4:12), "Something's Coming" (2:17), "Maria" (2:34), "Tonight" (3:38), "America" (3;31), "Cool" (4:37), "One Hand, One Heart" (3:30), "I Feel Pretty" (3:03), "A Boy Like That/I Have A Love" (5:43), and "Scherzo/Somewhere/Finale" (6:34)


Chee-Yun with Akira Eguchi [Violin and Piano]
Vocalise
Produced by Nobuo Nakazato
Recorded at Fuchu-no-Mori Theater, Wien Hall, Tokyo, July 31, August 1, 1992

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [Denon CO-75118]

Selection: West Side Story Suite (11:06)
Includes "I Feel Pretty", "Somewhere", "America"


The HR Brass (Brass Ensemble of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Gershwin / Bernstein
Conducted by Jiggs Whigham
Produced by Hans Bernhard Batzing
Recorded 9/91 at Hessischer Rundfunk, Studio 1

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [Capriccio 10 429]

Selection: Westside Story (sic) (Arranged by Eric Crees)
"Prologue" (4:18), "Something's Coming" (2:57), "Mambo" (2:24), "Cha-Cha" (3:27), "America" (2:39), "Cool" (3:50), and "Somewhere" (3:58)


Nettle-Markham Piano Duo
Nettle & Markham in America
David Nettle & Richard Markham, pianos

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [IMP Masters MCD 76]

Selection: Scenes from West Side Story (arranged by Nettle & Markham)


Giovanni De Chiaro [Solo Guitar]
The Guitar On Broadway
Produced by Victor E. Sachse and Daniel Cassin
Recorded March 15 and 16, 1993 at De Le Ronde Hall, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [Centaur CRC 2172]

Selection: West Side Story (12:00)
Includes "Tonight", "Somewhere", "One Hand, One Heart", "America"


Earl Hines [Solo Jazz Piano]
West Side Story
Produced by Alan Bates
Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 2, 1974

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [Black Lion BLCD760186]

Selection: West Side Story Medley (Jazz Improvisations) (10:30)


Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Copland, Gershwin, Bernstein, Stravinsky
Conducted by Richard Dufallo
Produced by Brian Couzens
Recorded in the Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht on January 28 - 31, 1993

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [Chandos CHAN 9210]

Selection: Suite from West Side Story (24:17) (Arranged by Eric Crees)
Includes: "Prologue", "Something's Coming", "Mambo", "Maria", "Cha-Cha", "Scherzo", "America", "Cool-Fugue", and "Somewhere"


The American Horn Quartet
4X4
Produced by Erwin Bindzus
Recorded at the DRS Studio in Bern, Switzerland, April, 1993

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [ebs Records ebs 6038]

Selection: West Side Story Suite (14:18) {Various}(arranged by Walter Perkins)


Richard Stoltzman [Clarinet] and the London Symphony Orchestra
Copland, Bernstein, and Gershwin
Conducted by Eric Stern
Produced by Max Wilcox
Recorded at Abbey Road Studio 1, London, May 8-9, 1993

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [RCA Victor 09026-61790-2]
  • Compact Disc, 1995 [Musical Heritage Society 513833W]

Selection: West Side Variants (12:45) (Arranged by Frank Bennett)


The Theatre Arts "Pops" Orchestra
Broadway Spectacular
Conducted by Varujan Kojian
Liner notes by Elin Guskind

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [The Special Music Company SCD-4832]

Selections: "I Feel Pretty", "Maria", "Something's Coming", "Tonight", "One Hand, One Heart", "Cool", "America"


Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
American Classics
Conducted by John Mauceri
Produced by Michael Gore
Recorded 9/92 in Culver City, CA

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [Phillips 438 663-2]

Selection: Symphonic Dances From West Side Story (23:07)


Tetra [Guitar Quartet]
By Arrangement
Produced by John Taylor, Arranged by Richard Storry
Recorded in April and November, 1989 and April and September, 1991 at Seddon Hall, Elstree, Hertfordshire, England

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [Conifer Classics Conifer 74321-15353-2]

Selection: Bernstein - West Side Story (9:16) (Various Selections)


Slokar Brass Quartet
Julilee
Arrangements by Beat Ryser, Marc Reift, and Dennis Armitage
Recorded at the Chateau de la Riedera on December 11-12, 1992

  • Compact Disc, 1993 [Marcophon CD 944-2]

Selection: West Side Story (10:00)


Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Gershwin, Bernstein, and Barber
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Produced by Hanno Rinke
Recorded at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA 7/82

  • Compact Disc, 1994 [Deutsche Grammophon 427 806-2] (re-released as a 3D classic)

Selections: West Side Story Symphonic Dances (22:53)
Includes: "Prologue", "Somwhere", "Scherzo", "Mambo", "Cha-Cha", "Meeting Scene", "Cool, Fugue", "Rumble", and "Finale"
[Also includes Overture to "Candide" and "America" (from the "Opera" version of West Side Story)]


The Alice Artzt Guitar Trio
American Music Of The Stage And Screen
Produced by Sergio Abreu and Arthur Johnson
Alice Artzt, Raymond Burley, Michel Rutscho, guitars
Arranged by Raymond Burley
Recorded in 1994 at the Christ Lutheran Church of Pipersville, Pennsylvania

  • Compact Disc, 1994 [Bay Cities BCD 1042]
  • Compact Disc, 1994 [GRI GRICD 003]

Selection: Suite From West Side Story (25:07)
Includes "Prologue/Somthing's Coming", "Cha Cha", "Tonight", "Maria", "I Feel Pretty", "America", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", "Somewhere", and "I Have A Love / Finale"


Schlong [Punk Rock Band]
Punk Side Story: The Original Punk Drunk Play
Recorded at Polymorph Studios in Oakland, CA in March, 1994
Sung By Andrew Asp, Melissa MacArthur, Jack Canada, Katrina Ford, Perry Stauffer, and Ken Sanderson

  • Compact Disc, 1994 [Hopeless Records HR602-2]



Selections: "Prologue", "Jet Song", "Something's Coming", "Dance At The Gym", "Maria", "America", "Tonight", "Gee, Officer Krupke", "I Feel Preety", "One Hand, One Heart", "Quintet", "The Rumble", "Somewhere", "A Boy Like That / I Have A Love", "Finale"




Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Bernstein, Copland, Andriessen
Conducted by Choo Hoey

  • Compact Disc, 1994 [Erasmus WVH 102]

Selection: West Side Story: Symphonic Dances


Kansas City Symphony
American Voices
Conducted by William McGlaughlin
Recorded May 31-June 2, 1994 in the Lyric Theater, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Compact Disc, 1994 [Kansas City Symphony CDP 943 S4912D]

Selection: Symphonic dances from West Side Story (22:56)
Includes: Prologue, Somewhere, Scherzo, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Meeting Scene, Cool / Fugue, Rumble, Finale


San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Basic American Music
Conducted by Seiji Ozawa
Recorded in 1973

  • Compact Disc, 1994 [Deutsche Grammophon 447 236-2]

Selection: Symphonic Dances From West Side Story
Includes "Prologue" (4:20), "Somewhere" (3:36), "Scherzo" (1:29), "Mambo" (2:26), "Cha-Cha" (:55), "Meeting Scene" (:44), "Cool-Fugue" (3:30), "Rumble" (1:55), and "Finale" (2:44)


Brass Quintet Montpelier
Leonard Bernstein West Side Story
Produced by Niklos Velissiotis
Recorded Summer 1994 in Montpelier, France

  • Compact Disc, 1995 [Agora AG 007.1]

Selection: West Side Story Suite for Brass Quintet and Percussion (30:50) (Transcribed by Rene Bosc)
Includes "Prologue", "Something's Coming", "Blues", "Mambo", "Maria & Tonight", "America", "One Hand, One Heart", "The Rumble", "Somewhere", "Taunting Scene", "Finale"


Vienna Symphonic Pop Orchestra
West Side Story / Porgy and Bess
Conducted by Simon Gale

  • Compact Disc, 1995 [XYZ Classic CLS 4120]

Selections: "Maria" (5:44), "America" (6:06), "Tonight" (4:55), "Somewhere" (5:37), "One Hand, One Heart" (5:57)


The Songs of West Side Story [Pop versions]

  • Compact Disc, 1996 [RCA 09026-62707-2]
  • Cassette, 1996 [RCA 09026-62707-4]

(Go to link for information on selections)

The Songs of West Side Story [Remixes of selections from the above recording]

  • Compact Disc, 1995 [BMG Music (RCAVictor) RCDJ-68472-2] (11:37)

Selections: "A Boy Like That" - Selena; "Tonight" - Kenny Loggins and Wynonna; "Somewhhere" - Phil Collins


The Pro Arte Guitar Trio
"America" - The Pro Arte Guitar Trio Plays the Music of Bernstein and Gershwin
Produced by John Taylor
Arranged by Raymond Burley
Recorded in 1995 at the Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Weston, England

  • Compact Disc, 1996 [ASV CD WHL 2099]

Selection: Suite From West Side Story (29:43)
Includes "Prologue", "Something's Coming", "Maria", "America", "One Hand, One Heart", "Tonight", "I Feel Pretty", "Somewhere", "Gee, Officer Krupke", "A Boy Like That", and "I Have A Love - Finale"


New Century Saxophone Quartet
"Main Street USA" - New Century Saxophone Quartet Plays the Music of Gould, Gershwin, and Bernstein
Produced by Tom Peeters
Arranged by James Boatman
Recorded 11/95 at Renswoude, The Netherlands

  • Compact Disc, 1996 [Channel Crossings CCS 9896]

Selection: Selections From West Side Story (24:58)
Includes "I Feel Pretty", "Balcony Scene - Tonight", "Cha-Cha/Meeting Scene/Jump", "One Hand, One Heart", "Gee, Officer Krupke", "Scherzo", and "Somewhere"


London Symphony Orchestra
Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles
Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas
Recorded in Henry Wood Hall, London, September 1993

  • Compact Disc, 1996 [Deutsche Grammophon 2GH 439926]

Selection: West Side Story: Symphonic Dances (22:10}


The Star of Indiana [Brass Ensemble]
Brass Theater III
Conducted by Ray Cramer
Arranged by J. Prime and T. Hannum
Produced by James Mason

  • Compact Disc, 1996 [Star of Indiana Records 1904-11194-2]

Selections: "Blues" (:42), "Mambo" (2:27), "Cha-Cha" (1:04), "Maria" (2:34), "Officer Krupke" (2:51), "Tonight" (4:01), "One Hand, One Heart" (2:50), "Rumble" (2:51), and "Somewhere" (4:14)


Mike Strickland [Solo Piano]
Music of the Night

  • Compact Disc, 1996 [MSP Records MSP-5156]

Selection: West Side Story Medley


(No artist credited) [Orchestral Muzak]
The Musicals
(No recording information)

  • Compact Disc, 19?? [World Famous Masterpieces DM-2-1047]

Selection: West Side Story (28:15)
Includes "Maria", "America", "Tonight", "Somewhere", and "One Hand, One Heart"


RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Classics Go Jazz
Conducted by Robert Russell Bennett
Originally recorded in the 1960's (?)

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [RCA Victor 09026-68695-2]

Selection: Dance Music From West Side Story (23:21)

(This selection is a mainstay in the RCA Victor catalog and appears or has appeared on many other discs on the RCA Victor/BMG classics label)


Canadian Brass
The Canadian Brass Plays Bernstein
Produced by the Canadian Brass
Arrangements By Christopher Dedrick
Recorded May/June 1996 at the Hillcrest United Church, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [RCA Victor 09026-68633-2]

Selections: "America" (3:11), "Jet Song" (2:03), "Maria" (4:40), "Something's Coming" (3:14), "A Boy Like That/I Have A Love" (5:53), "One Hand, One Heart" (3:45), "Tonight" (4:38), "I Feel Pretty" (3:12), "Somewhere" (4:23), and "Gee, Officer Krupke" (3:43)


Richie Cole [Jazz Sextet]
Richie Cole Plays West Side Story
Recorded March 1996 at Cliton Studio "B", NY, NY
Produced by Todd Barkan
Richie Cole, alto saxophone; Vic Juris, guitar; Lou Forestieri, piano; Ed Howard, bass; Tommy Campbell, drums; Ray Mantilla, percussion

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [MusicMasters 01612-65165-2] (51:43)

Selections: "Something's Coming", "America", "Maria", "I Feel Pretty", "Cool & Jet Song", "Tonight Song", "Somewhere", and "West Side Blues" (Jazz improvisation on WSS themes)




You Sing the Hits of West Side Story

  • Double Compact Disc, 199? [Pocket Songs PSCD 1100]

Tracks on Disc One are complete with guide vocal on right channel; tracks on Disc Two have orchestra only with no lead vocals. Lyrics enclosed.

Selections: "Prologue", "Jet Song", "Something's Coming", "The Dance at the Gym", "Maria", "Tonight", "America", "Cool", "One Hand, one Heart", "Balcony Scene (Tonight)", "The Rumble", "I Feel Pretty", "Somewhere", "Gee, Officer Krupke!", "A Boy Like That / I Have a Love", "Finale"


Dave Grusin [Jazz Orchestra]
Dave Grusin Presents West Side Story
Produced by Phil Ramone
With Michael Brecker, Jonathan Butler, Ronnie Cuber, Gloria Estefan, Bill Evans, John Patitucci, Lee Ritenour, Arturo Sandoval, Jon Secada, Dave Valentin, and Dave Weckl

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [N2K Encoded Music N2K - 10021]
  • Cassette, 1997 [N2K Encoded Music N2KC-10021]

Selections: "Prologue" (5:01), "Something's Coming" (5:34), "The Jet Song" (7:42), "Maria" (4:24) (Jonathan Butler, vocals), "Cool" (4:48), "Tonight" (4:05) (Gloria Estefan, vocals), "I Feel Pretty" (5:16), "One Hand, One Heart" (4:30), "Somewhere" (4:26) (Jon Secada), and "America" (8:20)



Jena Philharmonic Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein: Music From Candide, West Side Story, On The Waterfront, Fancy Free
Conducted by David Montgomery
Produced by Wulf Weinmann
Recorded on July 30, 1996 at the Volkhaus Jena

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [Arte Nova 74321 43321 2]

Selection: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (23:05)


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Bernstein: West Side Story*Candide*Fancy Free*Facsimile
Conducted by David Zinman
Produced by Chris Hazell
Recorded 2/96 at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [London 452 916-2]

Selection: West Side Story Symphonic Dances (22:17)


Rondo Violoncello (Cello Ensemble consisting of 15 cellists)
Adapted by Sebastian Erlewein
Recorded 11/10/96 in Stuttgart, Germany

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [Harmonia Mundi HMC 905240

Selection: West Side Story (11:42)
Includes "I Feel Pretty", "Maria", "Somewhere", and "America"


Blue Aces (Small ensemble)
Broadway Nights
Recorded January 20-31, 1997 at Windmark Recording, Virginia Beach, VA

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [USAF Heritage of America Band AF-456]

Selection: West Side Story (20:38)
Includes "Something's Coming", "I Feel Pretty", "Maria", "One Hand, One Heart", "A Boy Like That / I Have a Love", "Tonight", "Somewhere"


The Clarinet Quartet from the Belgian National Orchestra
Gershwin, Mortier, Pelckmans, Rodgers, Bernstein
Recorded January 1997 in Namur, Belgium
Arranged by P. von Netelbosch

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [Syrinx Record CSR97101]

Selection: West Side Story
Includes "Allegro" (1:09); "Allegro" (3:54); "Tempo Di Valse" (1:20); "Lento Espressivo" (2:34)


The Andre Ceccarelli Quartet (Jazz quartet)
West Side Story
Produced by Andre Ceccarelli
Recorded at Studio Ferber in Paris, September 11-14, 1997
(Quartet consists of Drums, Saxophones, Piano, and Bass, with a little French accordion thrown in!)

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [BMG France 74321518682]

Selections: "Something's Coming" (6:42), "America Parts 1 & 2" (10:42), "One Hand, One Heart" (2:20), "I Feel Pretty" (3:19), "Maria" (7:59), "Jet Song" (5:58), "I Have A Love" (7:15), "Tonight" (6:43), "Cool" (6:35), and "Somewhere" (8:31)


Kremlin Symphony Orchestra
Romeo and Julia
Conducted by Misha Rachlevsky
Recorded in June, 1996 in the Great Hall of Moscow's Conservatory

  • Compact Disc, 1997 [Pope Music PMG2011-2] (24K gold plated disc)

Selection: West Side Story Symphonic Dances (22:21)


The Florida Orchestra
Symphonic Dances
Conducted by Jahja Ling

  • Compact Disc, 1998 [Azica Records ACD-71206]

Selection: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (23:50)


City of Birmingham Orchestra
Bernstein: Preludes, Fugue and Riffs
Conducted by Paavo Jarvi
Recorded June 8-10, 1997 in Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Produced by David R. Murray

  • Compact Disc, 1998 [Virgin Classics 7243 5 45295 2 8]

Selection: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Original version 1960)
Includes "Prologue" (4:20), "Somewhere" (4:33), "Scherzo" (1:24), "Mambo" (2:25), "Cha-cha" (0:49), "Meeting Scene-Cool-Fugue" (4:55), "Rumble" (2:02), and "Finale" (3:35)


Lucian Plessner
Leonard Bernstein on Guitar
Arranged and played on Guitar by Lucian Plessner
Produced by Ekkehard Meister
Recorded January 11-14, 1997, Tonstudio 65 Koln

  • Compact Disc, 1998 [cpo 999 505-2]

Selection: West Side Story Suite (11:43)
Includes "Prologue", "Cha-Cha", "Meeting Scene", "Jump", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty"


The Band of the Army Air Corps
Flying Eagle
A Bandleader Military Digital recording
Produced by Jed Kearse
Director of Music: Captain Peter Clark
Recorded at the School of Army Aviation, Middle Wallop, Hampshire

  • Compact Disc, 1998 [Bandleader Recordings BNA 5146]

Selection: West Side Story Symphonic Dance Music (7:59)


Wayne Marshall
Organ Improvisations
Produced by John Eargle
Recorded on the Lay Family Concert Organ at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas Texas on May 20, 1997

  • Compact Disc, 1999 [Delos DE 3228]

Selection: West Side Story (12:18)
Includes "Tonight", "America, "Maria"


Czech Philharmonic Brass
Czech Philharmonic Brass
Recorded March 1998 Rudolfinium Studio Prague
Featuring Mirolav Kejmar - Trumpet, Zdenek Sedivy - Trumpet, Stanislav Suchanek - Horn, Jiri Odchazel - Trombone, Karel Kucera - Bass Trombone, Karel Malimanek - Tuba

  • Compact Disc, 1999 [Koch Discover Int. DICD 920541]

Selection: Music from West Side Story (Arranged by Jack Gale & Jaroslav Kropacek)
Includes "Prologue" (2:24), "Something's Coming" (2:32), "Maria" (2:53), "Tonight" (2:06), "America" (2:14), "One Hand, One Heart" (1:22), "I Feel Pretty" (1:29), "Somewhere" (2:20)


Jean-Yves Fourmeau Saxophone Quartet
Cinesax
Featuring: Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Pierric Leman, Stephane Laporte and Joel Batteau - Saxophones, Raymond Alessandrini - Piano, Alain Beghin-Percussionist, Roger Fugen - Drums

  • Compact Disc, 1999 [Rene Gailly Productions CD87 159]

Selection: West Side Story (16:44)
Includes "Tonight", "Dance at the Gym", "America"


Proteus 7
Bernstein Tribute
Produced by Heather Zweifel
Recorded May 1999 at Troy Savings Bank, Troy NY
Features Anthony DiLorenzo: Trumpet, Geoffrey Hardcastle: Trumpet, Charles Pillow: Woodwinds, Hans Bohn: Trombone, Scott Hartman: Trombone, Matthew Gaunt: Tuba, F. Feza Zweifel: Percussion

  • Compact Disc, 2000 [Dorian Recordings xCD-90278]

Selections : West Side Story (arranged by Dean Sorenson)
Includes "Prologue/Jet Song" (3:52), "Somewhere" (2:38), "Tonight" (4:27), "Maria" (2:52), "Mambo" (3:29)
Suite from the West Side (arranged by Charles Pillow)
Includes : "Introduction" (:50), "Fantasy" (1:12), "I Have A Love" (3:07)


The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernstein
Conducted by Carl Davis
Recorded at Watford Colliseum in 1996

  • Compact Disc, 2000 [Trumpets of Jericho Ltd. 204499-201]

Selection: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Includes "Prologue" (4.16), "Somewhere" (4.14), "Scherzo" (1.25), "Mambo" (2.11), "Cha-Cha" (1.05), "Meeting Scene" (0.46), "Cool Fugue" (3.43), "Rumble" (1.57), "Finale" (3.01)


Center City Brass Quintet
On the Town
Produced by Michael Schulze; arranged by Jack Gale
Recorded 8/98 at the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

  • Compact Disc, 2000 [Chandos CHAN 4554]




Selection: Suite from West Side Story (18.00)
Includes "Prologue", "Something's Coming", "Maria", "Tonight", "America", "One Hand, One Heart', "I Feel Pretty", "Somewhere"





Joshua Bell (violin) and the Philharmonia Orchestra
Bernstein: West Side Story Suite
Conducted by David Zinman
Produced by Steven Epstein
Arranged for violin and orchestra by William David Brohn
Recorded 12/18-20 at Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London

  • Compact Disc, 2001 [Sony SK 89358]



Selection: West Side Story Suite (19.01)





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