2021-01-10 18:46:47 UTC
Haha- In 40 years it looks like nobody ever asked this. It's not really a serious question, an I'm not sure it is possible to have a favorite Bolero. But I did listen to a horrible one this morning- Maazel/VPO. Maazel down-shifts the tempo several times leading up to the finale, with one of them a lurching stumble-pause that almost sounds like an editing error. Just horrible.
Any thoughts, feel free to offer them.
If I had to reach for one, it would likely be Cluytens, and not because I recall what it sounds like. It's just where I place my trust.