About Improvising Elgar

Edward Elgar at his desk.

There will be few Elgarians who are unfamiliar with the work of pianist and lecturer David Owen Norris. Many will remember his numerous radio and television broadcasts, in particular his delightful insight into Elgar in John Bridcut’s film The Man Behind the Mask.

For the Elgar Society lecture this year, David will be recreating some of Elgar’s historical improvisations on the piano, and will speak about creating new ones.