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Have You Listened To 'West Side Story' Lately?

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:30pm

Have You Listened To 'West Side Story' Lately?

Leonard Bernstein, who composed the music for the musical "West Side Story," conducts the orchestra in the overture on April 27, 1960, during the show's reopening in New York. (AP)
Leonard Bernstein, who composed the music for the musical "West Side Story," conducts the orchestra in the overture on April 27, 1960, during the show's reopening in New York. (AP)

When was the last time you listened to “West Side Story”?

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Fran Hoepfner (@franhoepfner), classical music writer for The Awl, who says if it’s been a while, you should.

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