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Bramwell Tovey pulls off multitasking at Hollywood Bowl
Bramwell Tovey pulls off multitasking at Hollywood Bowl

It was 32 years ago this week that Leonard Bernstein brought opening week at the Hollywood Bowl into the realm of legend, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his own music plus that of Barber, Schumann and Copland — and for good measure, playing Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." Those who were there will never forget it, and those who missed it got a taste of the experience through recordings that Deutsche Grammophon made in San Francisco a few days later. Yet it's possible that a time traveler from 1982 might have felt right at home in the Bowl on Thursday night, snazzy visual updates and all. It was opening week, and Bernstein and Gershwin were still on the program. The man on the...