Dream With Me

It’s hard to believe there is a single scrap of music by Leonard Bernstein that hasn’t yet made it to CD, let alone a complete musical filling an entire disc. Peter Pan is just that. Bernstein was asked to write a few songs for a 1950 Broadway production and, never the introvert, turned in an entire score instead. As a precursor to his landmark shows Candide and West Side Story, Peter Pan will provide endless listening pleasures for folks eager to hear earlier versions of many of their trademark melodic and harmonic twists. Even the one hit song from the show, “Dream With Me,” has echoes of “Tonight.”

—FJO