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Elgar's 'Sighs'

Elgar's 'Sighs'

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Edward Elgar was in a somber mood on the eve of World War I. He wrote something he called "Sospiri," (soh-SPEE-ree) or "Sighs." The music captures a sense of impending tragedy, with its dark colors in the strings. David-Lloyd-Jones conducts the English Northern Philharmonia.