Bernstein, Leonard - The Making of: West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein, John Else
27 years after its Broadway première, Leonard Bernstein went into a New York studio für Deutsche Grammophon to conduct his most famous work for the first time. In selecting his cast he "decided to go for sound" with the sumptuous operatic voices of Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras and Tatiana Troyanos. This spellbinding film, winner of the prix Italia and the British Academy's Flathery Award, documents the stresses and strains, exhilaration and eventual triumph in the making of a landmark recording. " The result is terrific, not just musically, but as video vérité. "