Bernstein’s most popular and best-loved melodies from West Side Story, Candide & On the Town. Featuring the composer as conductor in West Side Story, one of the greatest musicals of all time, and in Candide, a visionary work with a dazzling score. Bernstein protégé Michael Tilson Thomas conducts On the Town. Featuring all-star casts, with artists including José Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Marilyn Horne, Thomas Hampson, Christa Ludwig, Frederica von Stade, June Anderson, and Jerry Hadley.
“It’s hard not to hear Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Jules Munchin on the docks singing “New York, New York” in the film version of On the Town. But David Garrison, Thomas Hampson and Kurt Ollman have the vocal swagger to make it their own.”