Göteborgs Symfoniker
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Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme

The beautiful Enigma Variations put composer Edward Elgar on the international musical map and is a key work in the history of classical music. One evening, Elgar had entertained his wife with musical caricatures of some of their friends, which soon developed into a number of orchestral variations.

Elgar said: ”This work commenced in a spirit of humour and continued in deep seriousness”. The 14 individuals described in the music include his wife, the publisher Jaeger and Elgar himself.

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Elgar Variations on an Original Theme ("Enigma")


Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Magnus Fryklund conductor