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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Elgar's lament

Edward Elgar Wikimedia Commons

Edward Elgar found it almost impossible to compose during the First World War. He said, "I cannot do any real work with this awful shadow hanging over us." But in 1918, he began writing a lament for a lost world. On today's show, hear Elgar's lament, his Cello Concerto in E Minor, from a concert in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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