Leonard Bernstein West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein  West Side Story
Author: Nigel Simeone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351560387
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonard Bernstein West Side Story Book Excerpt:

One of the Broadway musicals that can genuinely claim to have transformed the genre, West Side Story has been featured in many books on Broadway, but it has yet to be the focus of a scholarly monograph. Nigel Simeone begins by exploring the long process of creating West Side Story, including a discussion of Bernstein's sketches, early drafts of the score and script, as well as cut songs. The core of the book is a commentary on the music itself. West Side Story is one of the very few Broadway musicals for which there is a complete published orchestral score, as well as two different editions of the piano-vocal score. The survival of the original copied orchestral score, and the reminiscences of Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal, reveal details of the orchestration process, and the extent to which Bernstein was involved in this. Simeone's commentary considers: musical characteristics and compositional techniques used to mirror the drama (for example, the various uses of the tritone), motivic development, the use and reinvention of Broadway and other conventions, the creation of dramatic continuity in the score through the use of motifs and other devices, the unusual degree of dissonance and rhythmic complexity (at least for the time), and the integration of Latin-American dance forms (Mambo, Huapango and so on). Simeone also considers the reception of West Side Story in the contemporary press. The stir the show caused included the response that it was the angular, edgy score that made it a remarkable achievement. Not all reviews were uncritical. Finally, the book looks in detail at the making of the original Broadway cast recording, made in just one day, included on the accompanying downloadable resources.

Suite from West Side story

Suite from West Side story
Author: Leonard Bernstein,Raimundo Penaforte
Publsiher: Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company Llc
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781423411482
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suite from West Side story Book Excerpt:

(Instrumental). This suite for violin and piano features Raimundo Penaforte's elaborate concert arrangements for advanced players of "I Feel Pretty," "Somewhere" and "America."

There s a Place For Us The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein

There s a Place For Us  The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein
Author: Helen Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 135153923X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There s a Place For Us The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein Book Excerpt:

Leonard Bernstein was the quintessential American musician. Through his careers as conductor, pianist, teacher and television personality he became known across the US and the world, his flamboyance and theatricality making him a favourite with audiences, if not with critics. However, he is perhaps best remembered as a composer, particularly of the musical West Side Story, and for songs such as 'America', 'Tonight' and 'Somewhere'. Dr Helen Smith takes an in-depth look at all eight of Bernstein's musical theatre works, from the early On the Town written by the 26-year-old composer at the start of his career, to his second and last opera A Quiet Place in 1983; in between these two pieces he composed music for Trouble in Tahiti, Wonderful Town, Candide, West Side Story, Mass and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. These works are analysed and considered against a background of musical and social context, as well as looking at Bernstein's other orchestral, choral and chamber works. One important aspect examined is Bernstein's use of motifs in his theatre compositions, which takes them out of the realms of Broadway and into the sphere of symphonic writing. Smith provides an indispensable overview of the musical theatre works of an eclectic composer, and shows what it is that constitutes the Bernstein 'sound'.

West Side Story Gypsy and the Art of Broadway Orchestration

West Side Story  Gypsy  and the Art of Broadway Orchestration
Author: Paul Laird
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2021-11-19
ISBN: 0429662734
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West Side Story Gypsy and the Art of Broadway Orchestration Book Excerpt:

In this ground-breaking study, Paul Laird examines the process and effect of orchestration in West Side Story and Gypsy, two musicals that were among the most significant Broadway shows of the 1950s, and remain important in the modern repertory. Drawing on extensive archival research with original manuscripts, Laird provides a detailed account of the process of orchestration for these musicals, and their context in the history of Broadway orchestration. He argues that the orchestration plays a vital role in the characterization and plot development in each major musical number, opening a new avenue for analysis that deepens our understanding of the musical as an art form. The orchestration of the score in Broadway musicals deeply shapes their final soundscapes, but only recently has it begun to receive real attention. Linked by a shared orchestrator, in other ways West Side Story and Gypsy offer a study in contrasts. Breaking down how the two composers, Leonard Bernstein and Jules Styne, collaborated with orchestrators Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal, and Robert Ginzler, Laird’s study enables us to better understand both of these two iconic shows, and the importance of orchestration within musical theatre in general.

West Side Story

West Side Story
Author: Elizabeth A. Wells
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0810876663
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West Side Story Book Excerpt:

Offers a history of the creation of West Side Story and looks at the musical from a variety of cultural and historical perspectives--from Latin American influences to feminist perspectives to what the work has to say about juvenile delinquency in the 1950s--in a book that includes photos, a timeline, a discography and a cast and crew list.

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Symphonic Dances from  West Side Story
Author: Leonard Bernstein
Publsiher: Boosey & Hawkes
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2004-06-01
ISBN: 9781423440666
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Book Excerpt:

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Leonard Bernstein and Washington DC

Leonard Bernstein and Washington  DC
Author: Daniel Abraham,Alicia Kopfstein-Penk,Andrew H. Weaver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1580469736
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonard Bernstein and Washington DC Book Excerpt:

Bold new essays demonstrate how Leonard Bernstein influenced American culture, society, and politics through his conducting, composing, political relationships, and activism.

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein
Author: Paul Laird
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN: 1135696780
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonard Bernstein Book Excerpt:

Beginning with an introductory essay on his achievements, it continues with annotations on Bernstein's voluminous writings, performances, educational work, and major secondary sources.

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein
Author: Paul R. Laird
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-02-15
ISBN: 1780239513
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonard Bernstein Book Excerpt:

Leonard Bernstein was one of twentieth-century music’s most successful and recognizable figures. In a career spanning five decades, he conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras and composed scores for landmark musicals such as West Side Story. With an iron self-belief, he negotiated risky and challenging musical situations that resulted in always passionate, if sometimes mixed, reviews. Published to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of Bernstein’s birth, this engaging new biography provides a concise overview of the life and work of a prodigiously talented, endlessly enthralling, and controversial musician. Drawing on more than thirty years of study, leading Bernstein scholar Paul R. Laird describes Bernstein’s work as a conductor, composer, music educator, and commentator, evaluating all of his major compositions. Laird also explores the impact of Bernstein’s complicated personal life on his professional work, including his homosexuality and many affairs with men, and his strong yet difficult marriage. Featuring original insights into Bernstein’s life and work, including information gleaned from a 1982 interview with Bernstein, Laird’s book is the ideal introduction to Bernstein’s eclectic musical style and complex character, showing how both fit within the larger world of twentieth-century music.

The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity

The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity
Author: Raymond Knapp
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 0691186200
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity Book Excerpt:

The American musical has achieved and maintained relevance to more people in America than any other performance-based art. This thoughtful history of the genre, intended for readers of all stripes, offers probing discussions of how American musicals, especially through their musical numbers, advance themes related to American national identity. Written by a musicologist and supported by a wealth of illustrative audio examples (on the book's website), the book examines key historical antecedents to the musical, including the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, nineteenth and early twentieth-century American burlesque and vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, and other song types. It then proceeds thematically, focusing primarily on fifteen mainstream shows from the twentieth century, with discussions of such notable productions as Show Boat (1927), Porgy and Bess (1935), Oklahoma! (1943), West Side Story (1957), Hair (1967), Pacific Overtures (1976), and Assassins (1991). The shows are grouped according to their treatment of themes that include defining America, mythologies, counter-mythologies, race and ethnicity, dealing with World War II, and exoticism. Each chapter concludes with a brief consideration of available scholarship on related subjects; an extensive appendix provides information on each show discussed, including plot summaries and song lists, and a listing of important films, videos, audio recordings, published scores, and libretti associated with each musical.

The Great White Way

The Great White Way
Author: Warren Hoffman
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN: 1978807392
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great White Way Book Excerpt:

Broadway musicals are one of America’s most beloved art forms and play to millions of people each year. But what do these shows, which are often thought to be just frothy entertainment, really have to say about our country and who we are as a nation? Now in a new second edition, The Great White Way is the first book to reveal the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost one hundred years from Show Boat (1927) to Hamilton (2015). This revised edition includes a new introduction and conclusion, updated chapters, as well as a brand-new chapter that looks at the blockbuster musicals The Book of Mormon and Hamilton. Musicals mirror their time periods and reflect the political and social issues of their day. Warren Hoffman investigates the thematic content of the Broadway musical and considers how musicals work on a structural level, allowing them to simultaneously present and hide their racial agendas in plain view of their audiences. While the musical is informed by the cultural contributions of African Americans and Jewish immigrants, Hoffman argues that ultimately the history of the American musical is the history of white identity in the United States. Presented chronologically, The Great White Way shows how perceptions of race altered over time and how musicals dealt with those changes. Hoffman focuses first on shows leading up to and comprising the Golden Age of Broadway (1927–1960s), then turns his attention to the revivals and nostalgic vehicles that defined the final quarter of the twentieth century. He offers entirely new and surprising takes on shows from the American musical canon—Show Boat (1927), Oklahoma! (1943), Annie Get Your Gun (1946), The Music Man (1957), West Side Story (1957), A Chorus Line (1975), and 42nd Street (1980), among others. In addition to a new chapter on Hamilton and The Book of Mormon, this revised edition brings The Great White Way fully into the twenty-first century with an examination of jukebox musicals and the role of off-Broadway and regional theaters in the development of the American musical. New archival research on the creators who produced and wrote these shows, including Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim, and Edward Kleban, will have theater fans and scholars rethinking forever how they view this popular American entertainment.

West Side Story

West Side Story
Author: Leonard Bernstein,Stephen Sondheim
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781617742712
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West Side Story Book Excerpt:

(Piano Solo Songbook). Intermediate piano solo arrangements of ten songs from this Bernstein/Sondheim masterpiece: America * Cha-Cha from the Dance at the Gym * Cool * I Feel Pretty * I Have a Love * Maria * One Hand, One Heart * Something's Coming * Somewhere * Tonight.

West Side Story Instrumental Solos

West Side Story Instrumental Solos
Author: Leonard Bernstein
Publsiher: Boosey & Hawkes
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 9781458402387
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West Side Story Instrumental Solos Book Excerpt:

Excerpts from the musical, arranged for solo cello and piano with accompanying sound recording (enhanced CD); pianist, Jamie Johns.

Austrian Information

Austrian Information
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Austria
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Austrian Information Book Excerpt:

Leonard Bernstein 1918 1990

Leonard Bernstein 1918   1990
Author: Cornelia Gitterle
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 17
Release: 2005-06-08
ISBN: 3638385124
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leonard Bernstein 1918 1990 Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: Gut, University of Innsbruck (Amerikanistik), course: SE: American Music: From Blues to Bernstein, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Leonard Bernstein was one of the most talented and successful musicians in American history. He was a not only a composer but also a conductor, pianist, author and lecturer. His diversity is also reflected in his music: He wrote jazzy as well as classical music; he composed very successful Broadway-musicals as well as symphonic works, ballets, songs and piano works. This paper will first give an overview of Bernstein’s life, career and music and will then present him in his cultural context. Although Bernstein was a versatile musician, he is mainly remembered for his popular musicals such as On the Town and West Side Story. In the second part of this paper the focus will particularly be on West Side Story, because with this work Leonard Bernstein added a new dimension to the Broadway musical by integrating a serious subject and by collaborating in an operatic type of musical in which drama, singing and dancing are of equal importance.

Musical Listening in the Age of Technological Reproduction

Musical Listening in the Age of Technological Reproduction
Author: Professor Gianmario Borio
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2015-12-28
ISBN: 1472442164
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Listening in the Age of Technological Reproduction Book Excerpt:

It is undeniable that technology has made a tangible impact on the nature of musical listening. The new media have changed our relationship with music in a myriad of ways. This volume offers a wide-ranging exploration of the relations between sound, technology and listening practices, considered from the complementary perspectives of art music and popular music, music theatre and multimedia, composition and performance, ethnographic and anthropological research.

Bernstein West Side Story Highlights

Bernstein  West Side Story   Highlights
Author: Leonard Bernstein Orchestra (Musical Group)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Operas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bernstein West Side Story Highlights Book Excerpt:

The Leonard Bernstein Letters

The Leonard Bernstein Letters
Author: Leonard Bernstein
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 625
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN: 0300186541
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Leonard Bernstein Letters Book Excerpt:

“With their intellectual brilliance, humor and wonderful eye for detail, Leonard Bernstein’s letters blow all biographies out of the water.”—The Economist (2013 Book of the Year) Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician—a brilliant conductor who attained international superstar status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), choral works (Chichester Psalms), film scores (On the Waterfront), and much more. Bernstein was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this book is the first to present a wide-ranging selection of his correspondence. The letters have been selected for the insights they offer into the passions of his life—musical and personal—and the extravagant scope of his musical and extra-musical activities. Bernstein’s letters tell much about this complex man, his collaborators, his mentors, and others close to him. His galaxy of correspondents encompassed, among others, Aaron Copland, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Boris Pasternak, Bette Davis, Adolph Green, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and family members including his wife Felicia and his sister Shirley. The majority of these letters have never been published before. They have been carefully chosen to demonstrate the breadth of Bernstein’s musical interests, his constant struggle to find the time to compose, his turbulent and complex sexuality, his political activities, and his endless capacity for hard work. Beyond all this, these writings provide a glimpse of the man behind the legends: his humanity, warmth, volatility, intellectual brilliance, wonderful eye for descriptive detail, and humor. “The correspondence from and to the remarkable conductor is full of pleasure and insights.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) “Exhaustive, thrilling [and] indispensable.”—USA Today (starred review)

West Side Story Selections for Flex Band

West Side Story  Selections for Flex Band
Author: Leonard Bernstein,Michael Sweeney
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2015-08
ISBN: 9781495026935
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West Side Story Selections for Flex Band Book Excerpt:

(Band). The landmark musical West Side Story introduced a masterful musical score by Leonard Bernstein. This dynamic medley for young players is scored for flexible instrumentation and includes the timeless songs: Maria; Tonight; One Hand, One Heart; America; and Somewhere.

Cengage Advantage Books Music Listening Today

Cengage Advantage Books  Music Listening Today
Author: Charles Hoffer
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1133171915
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cengage Advantage Books Music Listening Today Book Excerpt:

The Advantage version of Charles Hoffer's best-selling MUSIC LISTENING TODAY retains all the key features of the regular edition, but published in a more economical black and white format. Both versions offer the same complete course solution that develops student's listening skills while teaching them to appreciate the different styles, forms, and genres of music. With dozens of engaging familiar and less familiar selections at their fingertips, students will learn how to listen to and appreciate all types of music, including a variety of popular music from cultures around the world. The chronological organization and modular format makes it easy to organize your course in whatever way you choose. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.