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Classical - Released January 1, 1982 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

A true chameleon capable of changing colours and styles according to the works he directs, Leonard Bernstein recorded this album in London in 1982 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, which he directed for the first and last time on this occasion. All during troubled times with Margaret Thatcher’s military response against Argentina following the events in the Falkland Islands. In this context, Bernstein, who hadn’t often come back to Great Britain since 1948, conducted the most patriotic music of all: the work of Sir Edward Elgar, first in concert, then for this recording released by Deutsche Grammophon. The collaboration with the BBC Symphony Orchestra didn’t start off so well… After arriving late because he had underestimated his travel time, Bernstein started the repetition with no apologies whatsoever, imposing on disgruntled musicians excessively slow or fast tempos, although always in connection with Elgar’s indications. Today the most striking aspect of this recording is the finesse of interpretation, which takes into account Elgar’s numerous German and French influences that appear through extreme nuances and subtle sound layers. The famous variation Nimrod, approached very gently with a slowness that renders it almost unrecognisable, all of a sudden takes on a metaphysical dimension. For good measure, Bernstein added two of the famous marches from Pomp and Circumstance, the first one being more or less a secondary British national anthem. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released February 22, 1993 | Marco-Polo

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Classical - Released January 1, 1999 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | CarltonClassics

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Maestoso

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Classical - Released January 1, 2000 | Deutsche Grammophon Classics

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Symphonic Music - Released October 5, 2002 | Naxos