Programme Index

Discover 9,877,225 listings and 221,418 playable programmes from the BBC

Composer of the Week: Bernstein

on BBC Radio 3

Humphrey Burton concludes his week on Broadway with Bernstein's most popular work - West Side Story
(1957), choreographed by Jerome Robbins , with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim after the book by Arthur Laurents. Sondheim called the team
"a unique concatenation of people". With contributions from orchestrator
Sid Ramin , a friend of Bernstein since childhood, and Ruth Mitchell , the show's original assistant stage manager.
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Humphrey Burton
Jerome Robbins
Stephen Sondheim
Book By:
Arthur Laurents.
Sid Ramin
Ruth Mitchell

BBC Radio 3

About BBC Radio 3

Live music and the arts: broadcasts more live music than any other radio network. Classical music is its core. Genres include world and new music, jazz, speech and drama.

Appears in

Suggest an Edit

We are trying to reflect the information printed in the Radio Times magazine.

  • Press the 'Suggest an Edit' button
  • Type in any changes to the title, synopsis or contributor information using the Radio Times Style Guide for reference.
  • Click the Submit Edits button.
    Your changes will be sent for verification and if accepted, will appear in due course More