West Side Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists on Apple Music

19 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

It's nearly alarming how charming West Side Story remains long after the film's 1961 release. Composer Leonard Bernstein and tyro lyricist Stephen Sondheim update Romeo and Juliet with beautiful balladry ("Maria", "Tonight", "Somewhere") and complexly rhymed songs delivering incisive social commentary with plenty of jokes ("Jet Song", "America", "Gee, Officer Krupke"). The New York Philharmonic gives the Broadway classic a special kick, especially during Bernstein's lively Stravinsky-influenced instrumentals, including "Prologue", "The Rumble" and the memorably multicultural "Dance at the Gym".

EDITORS’ NOTES

It's nearly alarming how charming West Side Story remains long after the film's 1961 release. Composer Leonard Bernstein and tyro lyricist Stephen Sondheim update Romeo and Juliet with beautiful balladry ("Maria", "Tonight", "Somewhere") and complexly rhymed songs delivering incisive social commentary with plenty of jokes ("Jet Song", "America", "Gee, Officer Krupke"). The New York Philharmonic gives the Broadway classic a special kick, especially during Bernstein's lively Stravinsky-influenced instrumentals, including "Prologue", "The Rumble" and the memorably multicultural "Dance at the Gym".

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6:36
2:06
2:32
9:27
2:35
4:59
6:40
4:14
1:29
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3:22
2:43
2:04
4:21
4:30
4:22
5:08

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