Edward Johnson writes… “I really shouldn’t inundate your in-box with yet more YouTubery but as we’ve been bringing both Leonard and Leopold to Column readers just lately, and as it was the 4th of July last Thursday, I wonder if you’d like to hear the two conductors combined?

“Leonard gave an all-American programme with the Philharmonia at the RFH back in April 1994 and, as an encore, he introduced Sousa’s Stars and Stripes in Stokowski’s orchestration. Leonard gave it an absolutely cracking performance…”