Enigma Variations: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36

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The 1899 debut of the Enigma Variations won Elgar renown throughout the British Isles and abroad, and the work remains one of his most widely performed works. Reprinted here from an authoritative English edition, the 14 variations teem with rich melodies and vibrant rhythms. Each portrays the personality of one of the Elgar's friends.

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Overview

The 1899 debut of the Enigma Variations won Elgar renown throughout the British Isles and abroad, and the work remains one of his most widely performed works. Reprinted here from an authoritative English edition, the 14 variations teem with rich melodies and vibrant rhythms. Each portrays the personality of one of the Elgar's friends.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486424408
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 10/20/2011
  • Series: Dover Miniature Music Scores Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

ENIGMA VARIATIONS
Variations on an Original Theme
Op.36
(1898-9)

Theme 1 14 Variations
I. (c. A. E.)-Andante 
[Caroline Alice Elgar, his wife]
II. (H. D. S-P.)-Allegro 
[Hew David Steuart-Powell, amateur pianist]
III. (R. B. T.)-Allegretto 
[Richard Baxter-Townshend, author]
IV.  (W. M. B.)-Allegro di molto

[William Meath Baker, "country squire, gentleman and scholar"]
V. (R. P. A.)-Moderato 
[Richard P. Arnold, amateur pianist]
VI. (Ysobel)-Andantino 
[Isabel Fitton, amateur violist]

VII. (Troyte)-Presto 
[Arthur Troyte Griffith, architect, Elgar's piano student]
VIII. (W. N)-Allegretto 
[Winifred Norbury, amateur musician]
IX. (Nimrod)-Adagio [A. J. Jaeger, Elgar's close friend and supporter]

X. (Dorabella) Intermezzo-Allegretto
[Dora Penney, a good friend of the Elgars]
XI.  (G. R. S.)-Allegro di malta  [George Robertson Sinclair, organist at Hereford Cathedral]
XII. (B. G. N.)-Andante 
[Basil G. Nevinson, amateur cellist]
XIII. (*
• *) Romanza-Moderato
[possibly Lady Mary Lygon]
XIV. (E. D. u.) Finale-Allegro 
[Elgar identified the initials only as "a paraphrase of a fond name."]

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