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ELGAR, Sir Edward (1857-1934). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Ed Elgar') to his publisher, Novello & Co. ('Dear Sirs'), 3 pages 8vo (recipient's endorsement stamps in two places), Lymington, 20 November 1908. Hoping that the orchestral parts [of the First Symphony] had arrived safely.
The first performance took place shortly afterwards on 3 December in Manchester, played by the Hallé orchestra. It was dedicated to Hans Richter, who conducted the premiere. The work was an immediate success and was performed internationally.
[No: 20808]

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