Tenor Keeps Screwing Up while Bernstein Conducts - Awkward Sequence

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 17 พ.ย. 2014
  • Bernstein conducts his own score form West Side Story in the recording studio, and has a "fun" time with a poor tenor who keeps screwing it up. I really can't blame Jose Carreras - it's just a great tense sequence caught on film.

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  • Nickel City Gritty
    Nickel City Gritty ปีที่แล้ว +4

    This isn't people screwing up, this is professionals doing their work at a very high level.

  • isabs
    isabs ปีที่แล้ว +1

    How sad to see José Carreras almost crying. He is such a good ténor, gorgeous voice, wonderful artist.

  • jonswan12
    jonswan12 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Bernstein is the only guy who’s cigarette gets longer when he smokes and is pissed off

  • Kendall Thompson
    Kendall Thompson ปีที่แล้ว +2

    As a fellow singer, this sounds like a nightmare and I would totally be having a mental breakdown.

  • Miguel Jimenez
    Miguel Jimenez ปีที่แล้ว +419

    Love seeing the greats struggle. Jose Carreras is an amazing tenor. Seeing him learn as he goes is very inspiring we need more of these videos. They're as human as everyone else but more dedicated imo. Yes of course having his voice helps .

  • Mario Halevi
    Mario Halevi ปีที่แล้ว +1

    This rhythm is simply alien to any classical trained musician. Jose Carreras started singing as a child and can certainly read music, but this score is as great as it is complicated.

  • Julian Walker
    Julian Walker 2 ปีที่แล้ว +138

    My heart breaks for this singer. His stress and embarrassment are palpable.

  • Mama C
    Mama C  +254

    You know, if you’ve learned it a different way during your pre-rehearsals - it’s incredibly hard to “unlearn” it on the spot during the real rehearsals, especially if the person conducting is not only the composer, but he’s also the great Bernstein. Carreras had to be sweating blood during that torture session.

  • Justice 4 all

    This "tenor" is José Carreras, one of the best ever. I have been in recordings as an orchestra member, and it can get difficult after repeating time after time, since you get tired and other factors do affect as well.

  • filipp721
    filipp721 ปีที่แล้ว +486

    Imagine being conducted by the person that actually wrote the music!

  • zevnikov
    zevnikov 5 ปีที่แล้ว +887

    This is the best ever recorded rehersal. This video is work of art. It is even more amazing then drama itself!!!

  • Αlex Gabriel
    Αlex Gabriel ปีที่แล้ว +204

    Can we take a moment to appreciate this is actually one of the best operatic tenors in the world? Why on Earth is he even singing something that is not opera??

  • Iowafan92
    Iowafan92 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I love how Bernstein stops the recording engineers from trying to correct Jose's accent! Way to stand up for that man!

  • Mel Matthews
    Mel Matthews ปีที่แล้ว +98

    I saw this years ago and at one point Carreras has tears in his eyes. It was not his fault as he was totally miscast as "Tony", and from what I've heard since, this was recorded either just before, or after Carreras underwent treatment for some sort of cancer! Bernstein was known to be difficult! I'm a soprano myself and I'd be terrified if he was my conductor!

  • Lexie Fia
    Lexie Fia 5 ปีที่แล้ว +20

    He will always stay my all time favourite tenor. Even after seeing this video 😁

  • Violin discovery with Ms. Leslie
    Violin discovery with Ms. Leslie ปีที่แล้ว +132

    This is when making music zaps the life out of people. So stressful and it’s unfortunate because it’s such a fun score.

  • Karen Jewels
    Karen Jewels ปีที่แล้ว +20

    As a singer I honestly feel it for him in a room like that the pressure is so intense

  • SME Gamer

    It's not screwing up. It's called a rehearsal. This is how performances are moulded into perfection. We become better artists by making mistakes and learning from them. This situation happens even to the best of us. I'm glad this video was uploaded to remove stereotypical misconceptions that great artists don't need a lot of practice. This video here depicts reality. We all have to work hard to become incredible artists. Those who become legends even go the extra mile. :)

  • baritonebynight
    baritonebynight 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Even the greatest singers in the world screw up...it happens...they are human after all.

  • TrueFilm

    As other comments already stated, the syncopated phrasing is very hard for singers (musicians) coming from a classical background. It sounds rhythmically unresolved to the classical ear and the second eighth notes (I presume this is the case here) sound stiff and either too early or too late. Jose Carreras is a fantastic tenor with a beautiful voice and he certainly knows exactly what his difficulty is and works very hard to get it right. Hats off.