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West Side Story, Modern Jazz, and Musical Commitment

Katherine Baber

in Leonard Bernstein and the Language of Jazz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042379
eISBN:
9780252051210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042379.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 5 shows that the use of jazz to articulate conflict is crucial to the structure and message(s) of West Side Story. Jazz proves to be a flexible conceptualization as Bernstein incorporates the ... More


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