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Two CD pressing. With stirring music by Benny Andersson and lyrics by Bj”rn Ulvaeus of ABBA fame, this moving musical production has won awards, critical acclaim and is the most popular musical theater piece in Swedish history. This album is a live recording from the US premiere of the show at Carnegie Hall in 2009. This historical performance features a cast of over 30 performers led by the original Kristina. Helen Sjoholm, together with Russell Watson, Louise Pitre, Kevin Odekirk and Symphony Orchestra and Choir conducted by Paul Gemignani.
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|Item Weight:||0.33 pounds|
|Item Size:||4.96 x 0.57 x 0.57 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.4 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.88 x 0.55 x 0.55 inches|
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By Deutsche Grammophon
mpn: 49831356, ean: 0028947986812,
DG’s recording of West Side Story, made in New York, in 1984, represents Bernstein’s final vision for his show. Bernstein, who had never conducted the work before. It was an opportunity to explore the work unrestricted by the medium of the LP or the size of the orchestra pit or the dramatic staging of the work. For the recording, the overture that Bernstein himself did not write was discarded, larger string and woodwind sections, and Bernstein was able to make it sound as he really dreamed