Enigma variations, Op. 36

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