Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Cacophony ep.117) features the driving funky rhythms at the expense of the wit, poetry and driving funky rhythms of the song numbers… so this episode features four of my favourites.
Listening time 22 minutes (podcast 7′, music 15′)
Here are complete performances of my choices on from the soundtrack album of Steven Spielberg’s 2021 movie:
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Thanks to NY resident, Emma Cotter for the photo – actually taken from Queensboro bridge, so it’s an East Side Manhattan photo, but in the right uptown/ downtown area!
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