One of many new releases for this year’s Bernstein centenary, this excellent program (recorded live at Perth Concert Hall) neatly packages the composer’s most popular concert works (with the exception of the Serenade), and it’s no coincidence that all four originate from theatre and film.

Broadway was Bernstein’s true home as a young composer. It is staggering to think that the monumental Candideand the game-changing score of West Side Storyappeared within a year of each other (1956 and 57). Composed around the same time, On the Waterfront(his sole film score) brought forth some magnificent music, while the Three Dance Episodesfrom Broadway show...