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Set in 1919, this moving film portrays the poignant relationship between the English composer Sir Edward Elgar and the beautiful, young, Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Aranyi, his 'tenth muse'.
Starring James Fox, Faith Brook, Selma Alispahic, and Rupert Frazer
Featuring Natalie Clein playing the Adagio from Elgar's Cello Concerto, Op. 85 with the BBC Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis.
Soundtrack includes performance by Maxim Vengerov of part of Elgar's Violin Sonata, Op. 82.
Running Time: 51 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
All Movie description:
The hour-long feature Elgar's
Tenth Muse: The Life of an English Composer hearkens back to early 20th century Great Britain. Within the framework of that time and place, the film dramatizes the affections that blossomed between English Romantic composer Edward Elgar (James Fox) and the tenth woman who functioned as his muse, his depthless well of creative inspiration - the lithe and sensual young Hungarian violinist called Jelly d'Aranyi (Faith Brook). Selma Alispahic and Rupert Frazer co-star; the film features classical performances by violinists Maxim Vengerov and Natalie Clein.
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