Enigma variations, Op. 36

EEdward Elgar composed his Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra ("Enigma"), Op. 36, commonly referred to as the Enigma Variations, in 1898–99. It is a set of fourteen variations on a hidden "theme" that is, in Elgar's words, "not played". It is Elgar's best-known large-scale composition, for both the music itself and the enigma behind it. Elgar dedicated the piece to "my friends pictured within", each variation being an affectionate portrayal of one of his circle of close acquaintances. The people portrayed in the variations include Elgar's wife Alice, Augustus J. Jaeger and Elgar himself ... more

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Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Theme (Andante) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation I: "C.A.E." (L'istesso tempo) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation II: "H.D.S-P." (Allegro) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation III: "R.B.T." (Allegretto) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation IV: "W.M.B." (Allegro di molto) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation V: "R.P.A." (Moderato) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation VI: "Ysobel" (Andantino) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation VII: "Troyte" (Presto) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation VIII: "W.N." (Allegretto) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation IX: "Nimrod" (Adagio) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation X: "Dorabella" (Intermezzo: Allegretto) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation XI: "G.R.S." (Allegro di molto) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation XII: "B.G.N." (Andante) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation XIII: "* * *" (Romanza: Moderato) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation XIV: "E.D.U." (Finale: Allegro presto) Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Complete Score Preview Favorite Download
Sheet Music Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Complete Score Preview Favorite Download

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Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Theme (Andante) Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation I (L'istesso tempo) C.A.E. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation III (Allegretto) R.B.T. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation IV (Allegro di molto) W.M.B. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation V (Moderato) R.P.A. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation VII (Presto) Troyte Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation VIII (Allegretto) W.N. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation IX (Adagio) Nimrod Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation XI (Allegro di molto) G.R.S. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation XIV (Finale. Allegro Presto) E.D.U. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Theme (Andante) Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation I (L'istesso tempo) C.A.E. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation II: "H.D.S-P." (Allegro) Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation III (Allegretto) R.B.T. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation IV (Allegro di molto) W.M.B. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation V (Moderato) R.P.A. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation VI: "Ysobel" (Andantino) Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation VII (Presto) Troyte Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation IX (Adagio) Nimrod Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation IX (Adagio) Nimrod Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation X: "Dorabella" (Intermezzo: Allegretto) Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation XI (Allegro di molto) G.R.S. Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - XII-BGN-andante Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation XIII: "* * *" (Romanza: Moderato) Favorite Download
Recording Enigma variations, Op. 36 - Variation XIV (Finale. Allegro Presto) E.D.U. Favorite Download

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