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Work: Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36

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ComposerElgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)
PeriodRomantic
Year1899
Work typeOrchestral
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FlorenceSymphony Night

New Generation Festival
Sibelius, Elgar
Orchestra Senzaspine; Maximilian Fane; Hao Zhou

RotterdamPinchas Zukerman

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Elgar, Mozart
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Pinchas Zukerman; Fumiaki Miura

AmsterdamRotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra: Elgar's Enigma Variations

© Cheryl Mazak
Elgar, Mozart
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Pinchas Zukerman; Fumiaki Miura

LondonRomantics and Englishmen

© Benjamin Ealovega
Tippett, Liszt, Elgar
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Seong-Jin Cho

LondonA Feast of Elgar

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Philharmonia Orchestra; Elim Chan; Pablo Ferrández
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Edward Gardner impresses in Philadelphia debut

Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Michael Daugherty’s Once Upon a Castle, composed in 2003, is the highlight of Edward Gardner's Philadelphia Orchestra debut.  
*****
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Nostalgic Elgar from Litton and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Rachel Barton Pine, Andrew Litton and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra © Singapore Symphony Orchestra
An all-Elgar affair by the SSO directed by its Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton was not so much a distant memory of colonialism but rather an exercise in nostalgia.
****1
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Prom 35: Martyn Brabbins celebrates 60th birthday in style

Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A fascinating new companion piece to Elgar's Enigma Variations, from 14 contemporary composers, in celebration of Martyn Brabbins' 60th birthday, performed with enthusiasm by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
****1
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Leonard Slatkin: an exciting performance in Dublin

Leonard Slatkin © Cybelle Codish
Ibragimova delivers a delectable performance of Strauss' Violin Concerto, while Slatkin and the RTÉ NSO impress with McTee and Elgar. 
****1
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Forging ahead: Philharmonia celebrates The Anvil's 25th anniversary

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Martyn Brabbins and the Philharmonia © Belinda Lawley
Kanneh-Mason's tone was luminous, his accuracy formidable, his commitment complete.
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