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Lest we forget: music for Remembrance Day
11. Elgar: Sospiri
This piece was originally written as a light-hearted partner work to Elgar's Salut d'Amour. But the composer soon realised the power of the work and decided on a more suitable title – Sospiri, meaning 'Sighs'. It was written shortly before the start of the First World War and was first performed in August 1914. was worthy of a more intense title.