Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

On the Town (1944)

musical in two acts for voice, choir, orchestra and dancers


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1944
    • Video, installation (detail, author) : chorégraphie de Jerome Robbins
    • Duration : 2 h
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      livret et paroles de Betty Comden et Adolph Green sur une idée de Jerome Robbins.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : tenor (also 2 baritones, 3 unspecified male voices [rôles majeurs] ), 3 mezzo-sopranos [rôles majeurs]
  • 15 unspecified male voices [rôles mineurs] , 7 unspecified female voices [rôles mineurs] , unspecified choir, flute (also piccolo), oboe (also English horn), 3 clarinets (also Eb clarinet, alto saxophone, bass clarinet), 2 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, percussionist, piano, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 13 December 1944
    Location :

    États-Unis, Boston, Colonial Theatre


    Performers :

    George Abott : mise en scène, direction : Max Goberman.

Observations

Il existe également une version concert de cette œuvre, éditée chez Boosey & Hawkes.

Table of contents

  • Acte I : 1. Ouverture ; 2. I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet ; 2a. New York, New York ; 2b. Chase Music ; 3. Gabey's Comin' ; 4. Presentation of Miss Turnstiles ; 5. Come Up to My Place ; 6. Carried Away ; 7. Lonely Town ; 7a. High School Girls ; 8. Carnegie Hall Pavane ; 9. I Understand ; 10. I Can Cook Too ; 11. Lucky To Be Me ; 12. Times Square Ballet.
  • Acte II : 13. Entr'acte ; 14. So Long Baby ; 15. I Wish I Was Dead ; 16. Conga Cabana ; 17. I Wish I Was Dead (Spanish) ; 18. You Got Me ; 19. Slam Bang Blues (Dixieland) ; 20. I Understand (Pitkin's Song) ; 21. Subway Ride & Imaginary Coney Island ; 21a. The Great Lover Displays Himself ; 21.b. Pas de Deux ; 22. Some Other Time ; 23. The Real Coney Island ; 24. Finale, Act II.