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Elgar Piece Found in Autograph Book;
Muti Backs Musicians in Strike
It’s “This week in Classical Music”; an update on what’s happening in classical music; I’m Randy Kinkel.
A piece of music by composer Sir Edward Elgar, which is thought to be never previously heard before, will go up for auction this month.
The ‘andante’ dating to 1924 was notated on musical manuscript and then signed by the composer -
They were all collected by Lydia Tabb, who worked for the charity Barnardos.
“It’s a bit of a mystery as to how Lydia compiled the signatures of so many famous and influential people and we would love to find out more.” Said Winterton.
As the musicians for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra near a strike date in their contract negotiations with management, music director Riccardo Muti told CSO execs this week that his loyalty is with the musicians.
The musicians, represented by the Chicago Federation of Musicians, voted in February authorize a strike effective March 10th if a deal for a new contract isn’t reached by then.
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