02. June 2008 · Comments Off on Happy Birthday! · Categories: Ramble

… and I’m on time this time … whew!

Today is Sir Edward Elgar’s birthday (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934), so I have a few clips for you.

This first is of the man himself. Can’t say much for that conducting … but I’m sure they all know the tune!:

And then we have a young Barenboim conducting Du Pré:

And finally a slightly older Barenboim:

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