Ready for a return visit to the turf of the Sharks and Jets? The San Francisco Symphony is betting that you are, with a new live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Leonard Bernstein's complete score to West Side Story.
This recording, made on the Symphony's own label, SFS Media, is available now for an exclusive early download from iTunes.com/SFSymphony. The 2-CD set, including cast photos, interviews and historic images, will be released on June 10.
Of course, recordings of the entire score do exist, including Bernstein's famous 1985 recording with Kiri Te Kanawa and José Carreras. But this is the first live recording made at a concert performance of the entire musical score.