EDWARD ELGAR 1857 - 1934
Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet OM GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical
concert repertoire. His work reflected the features of romanticism.
Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the
"Enigma Variations", the "Pomp and Circumstance Marches", the "Dream of
Gerontius", concertos for violin and cello, two symphonies, chamber music and
songs. Elgar is credited with having revived the English compositional tradition.
Not since the time of Purcell had an English composer achieved the notoriety
that Elgar had. He was appointed Master of the King’s Music in 1924.
Elgar is esteemed both for his own music and for his role in heralding the
20th-century English musical renascence. His compositions are performed
by musicians at concerts in many theaters, philharmonic halls, concert halls in
Russia, Great Britain and many other countries.
"Portrait of Edward Elgar"
Author Rinat Kuramshin
E. Elgar and the London Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for cello
E.Elgar and B.Harrison recording
his Concerto at HMV’s studios
University of Birmingham"