Sanguine Fan, The

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Sanguine Fan, The. Ballet by Elgar, Op.81, comp. 1917 to scenario by Ina Lowther based on a fan design drawn in sanguine (blood-red crayon) by Charles Conder showing Pan and Echo with 18th-cent. figures in background. Ballet was f.p. Chelsea 1917 at a matinée to raise money for war charities. After 2 perfs. and a recording of excerpts in 1920, the mus. was unperf. until a recording in 1973. Revived as ballet, choreog. Ronald Hynd, London 1976.