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Meeting-lecture: 'West Side Story', the modernity of the musical

Meeting-lecture by Albert Beorlegui at the Swing Maniacs dance school (Roger de Flor, 293) around the "West Side Story" concert of the Simfònica del Vallés in the season Simfònics al Palau (October 1, 2018).

The work of Bernstein and Robbins marks a point and apart in the American musical of the 50's, and in this conference we analyze some of the keys to understand the break that was supposed at the time. Some of the secrets of the play and the subsequent film version directed by Robert Wise in 1961 will be explained, and a review of Bernstein's work will be made, now that we are in the centenary of his birth.