Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Performed Mostly by The John Wilson Orchestra, Conducted by John Wilson

Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday celebrated at the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms 39, 11 August 2018. Audiocast on BBC3 Radio on demand till 10 September.

John Wilson West Side Story

A CONVERSATION WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN, INSPIRED BY BERNSTEIN’S CONVERSATION WITH GEORGE WASHINGTON IN THE INFINITE VARIETY OF MUSIC

Bernstein enters fantasy box above the orchestra, sits besides Cantara.

CANTARA Mr Bernstein!

BERNSTEIN Shhh. Lenny.

CANTARA Lenny then. (gestures to stage) What do you think?

BERNSTEIN (Sucking in breath; grimly) …Ah.

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