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Music played in this episode
A very personal music choice of course here for this episode – well, I took the liberty… ENJOY!
1) NIMROD – FROM “ENIGMA VARIATIONS” by Edward Elgar
In this version the great Leonard Bernstein conducts the BBC London Symphony Orchestra. It is probably the slowest version ever recorded of that piece but what an incredible tension and emotion he creates like that – only he could do that!
(Track starts at [5:59])
2) FINALE FROM THE OPERA “DIE TOTE STADT” – Erich Wolfgang Korngold
This is a live recording made about twenty years ago in what was then “my” opera house, the Strasbourg Opera national du Rhin. I was the General and Artistic Director then, so this production is kind of my child. And I think Torsten Kerl sings these final minutes so beautifully – and I LOVE this opera. So I had to share it.
(Track starts at [44:20])
3) MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE – Emily Linge
This song is originally by Bob Dylan, but was famously covered by the great Adele. And this 16-year-old girl, Emily Linge, who covers it a bit in the mode of Adele, but at the same time in a very personal way, is just such a great talent, that I wanted to share her version with you.