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Donald Macleod explores the relationship between Elgar and the woman he nicknamed 'Windflower' - Alice Stuart Wortley.

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of Edward Elgar through the lens of his muses - his family, his love interests, and some of his greatest friends. Today, Donald explores the complex relationship between Elgar and the woman he nicknamed "Windflower" - Alice Sophia Caroline Stuart-Wortley - the daughter of the painter Sir John Millais and wife to a Tory MP who was later elected to the peerage.

The Shower
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey (director)

Violin Concerto
Nicolaj Znaider (violin)
Staatskapelle Dresden
Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

Producer: Sam Phillips.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    The Shower Op 71

    Choir: CBSO Chorus. Conductor: Simon Halsey.
    • WARNER.
  • Edward Elgar

    Violin Concerto in B minor Op 61

    Performer: Nikolaj Znaider. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • RCA.

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