Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar Music Recordings

  • Born
    2nd June 1857
  • Died
    23rd February 1934
  • Birthplace
    Lower Broadheath, outside Worcester, England

Sir Edward William Elgar was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924. Although Elgar is often regarded as a typically English composer, most of his musical influences were not from England but from continental Europe. He felt himself to be an outsider, not only musically, but socially. In musical circles dominated by academics, he was a self-taught composer; in Protestant Britain, his Roman Catholicism was regarded with suspicion in some quarters; and in the class-conscious society of Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Concerto Cello
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39 March Orchestra
'Canto popolare' from In the South, Op. 50 (piano arr.) Overture Piano
In the South, Op.50 Overture Orchestra
In Smyrna Piano piece Piano
Skizze Piano piece Piano
11 Vesper Voluntaries, Op.14 Piece Organ
Ave Verum Corpus, Op. 2 Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 20 Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation String Orchestra
Violin Sonata, Op. 82 Sonata Piano
The Wand of Youth, Suite no. 1, Op. 1a Suite Orchestra
The Wand of Youth, Suite no. 2, Op. 1b Suite Orchestra
Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 Symphonic Pieces String Orchestra
The Crown of India, Op. 66 Theatrical / Incidental Orchestra
Enigma variations, Op. 36 Theme and Variations Orchestra
'Nimrod', no. 9 from 'Enigma' variations, Op. 36 Theme and Variations Orchestra