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Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Julian Clifford
The ' Froissart ' Overture was the work with which Elgar made his first appearance at one of the great English Festivals-at Worcester in 1890. It thus did a good deal to spread his fame, and was probably the first of his larger works to arouse anything at all like the interest which was then his due.
At the head of the score there is a quotation from Keats : ' '.... when Chivalry lifted up her lance on high ' ; and Ernest Newman tells us that the Overture took shape in its composer's mind from that passage in Sir Walter Scott 's' Old Mortality', ', where Claverhouse speaks to Morton of his enthusiasm for the Froissart ' Chronicles '. The music is, indeed, eloquent of Elgar's idealised view of the old-world chivalry that Froissart presents to us with so much romance.


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Julian Clifford
Conducted By: Ernest Newman
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

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