Moody, paranoid and in later years creatively paralysed by depression, there was a dark side to Elgar that history tends to overlook.

Lived 1857 – 1934
Mostly in Worcester, London
Best Known for Cello Concerto,  Enigma Variations,  The Dream of GerontiusPomp and CircumstanceMarches
Similar to Brahms, Parry


Edward Elgar’s 100th birthday in 1957 was the starting point for a slow re-evaluation of his music in academic and critical circles and a completely fresh interpretation of the man himself. Not that the music was ever...

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