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SIR CHARLES GROVES - CONDUCTOR

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The British conductor writes the opening two bars of Elgar’s original theme “Enigma” from which his famed “Variations on an Original Theme, Enigma” op. 36 a rather fancy 4” x 6” heavyweight card with a tipped on photograph and hand drawn edge lines around the image and the card itself; Prague, May 22, 1974.

Groves (1915-1992) was in Prague for performances with the Royal Philharmonic at the Prague Spring Festival in May, 1974.  While we have not been able to determine if he conducted the work during those performances, it is likely he did, as he was an Elgar specialist.  Groves at various times was the Music Director of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Welsh National Opera, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the English National Opera.  Groves inherited the mantel of Sir Thomas Beecham.

An unusual Groves item, as we typically only see small autographed photographs.