290 West Side Story Suite
Bernstein

A bad year for Bernstein: only 2 entries, both fallers. This, the 2nd, is down 32.

West Side Story is arguably one of Leonard Bernstein's greatest works. The musical is set in the fifties in New York, and sees the main characters Maria and Tony embark on a turbulent romance. The orchestral suite is concert hall favourite, and features the memorable melodies 'Tonight', 'Maria' and 'The Rumble'.

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Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood in the film of the musical West Side Story (1961).