Edward Elgar


Op. 19

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The earliest of Elgar's three concert overtures is an evocation of the time of chivalry as evidenced by the quotation of Keats that precedes the score: "When chivalry lifted up her lance on high". The title of the work refers to Jean Froissart, a 14th century French writer whose romances described the chivalrous feelin... read more