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Elgar Collection

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) was an English composer known for his remarkable contributions to classical music

Background imageElgar Collection: Edward Elgar and musical score to Salut D Amour

Edward Elgar and musical score to Salut D Amour
English Composer Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) and musical score to Salut D Amour. Date: 1905

Background imageElgar Collection: Five Famous Conductors in Silhouette

Five Famous Conductors in Silhouette - who took part in Bournemouths Festival of Music in 1922, organised by Mr. Dan Godfrey at the Winter Gardens

Background imageElgar Collection: Sir Edward Elgar

Sir Edward Elgar
Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO (1857-1934), English composer. He composed oratorios, chamber music, symphonies, instrumental concertos, and songs

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgar out Walking

Elgar out Walking
EDWARD ELGAR Postcard, Circa 1905

Background imageElgar Collection: SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934). English composer. Drawing by William Rothenstein, 1919

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934). English composer. Drawing by William Rothenstein, 1919

Background imageElgar Collection: Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar
Sir EDWARD ELGAR British composer

Background imageElgar Collection: The cottage where Edward Elgar was born in 1857, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire

The cottage where Edward Elgar was born in 1857, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageElgar Collection: SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934). English composer. Photograph, early 20th century

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934). English composer. Photograph, early 20th century

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgar Elliot Fry

Elgar Elliot Fry
EDWARD ELGAR English composer

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgars Birthplace

Elgars Birthplace
SIR EDWARD ELGAR This small cottage in Broadheath, Worcestershire was the birthplace of Elgar. He was born here in June 1887. Date: 1857 - 1934

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgars birthplace, Lower Broadheath, Hereford and Worcester, England

Elgars birthplace, Lower Broadheath, Hereford and Worcester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgar: Enigma Variations: Dora Penny Dedicatee of Variation X (Intermezzo: Allegretto) 'Dorabella'

Elgar: Enigma Variations: Dora Penny Dedicatee of Variation X (Intermezzo: Allegretto) "Dorabella"
3912064 Elgar: Enigma Variations: Dora Penny Dedicatee of Variation X (Intermezzo: Allegretto) "Dorabella", 1898 to 1899; (add.info.: Edward Elgar)

Background imageElgar Collection: Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet
3253015 Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet; (add.info.: Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, 1857-1934. English composer. From Enciclopedia Ilustrada Segui, published c. 1900)

Background imageElgar Collection: ELGAR - ENIGMA VARIATIONS Lady Mary Lygon - Variation XIII (***)

ELGAR - ENIGMA VARIATIONS Lady Mary Lygon - Variation XIII (***)
3912202 ELGAR - ENIGMA VARIATIONS Lady Mary Lygon - Variation XIII (***)

Background imageElgar Collection: Mental Hospital, Powick, Worcestershire

Mental Hospital, Powick, Worcestershire
An aerial view of the what opened in 1852 as the Worcester County Pauper and Lunatic Asylum. it was designed by J. R. Hamilton and J. M. Medland of Gloucester

Background imageElgar Collection: Sir Edward Elgar, English composer

Sir Edward Elgar, English composer
Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), English composer at the time of the performance of his oratorio The Dream of Gerontius at the Worcester Music Festival. 1905

Background imageElgar Collection: UK, England, Herefordshire, Hereford, Edward Elgar Statue leaning against a bicycle infront of

UK, England, Herefordshire, Hereford, Edward Elgar Statue leaning against a bicycle infront of Cathedral barn

Background imageElgar Collection: Leading musicians during the reign of King George V

Leading musicians during the reign of King George V
Leading classical musicians and composers during the first 25 years of the reign of King George V: Wood, Beecham, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Walford Davies. Date: 1935

Background imageElgar Collection: Portrait of the British composer Edward Elgar (pencil on paper)

Portrait of the British composer Edward Elgar (pencil on paper)
GIA3745707 Portrait of the British composer Edward Elgar (pencil on paper) by Emanuel, Frank Lewis (1865-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)); © Giancarlo Costa

Background imageElgar Collection: Viennese Band at the Alhambra, London, Musical Director J Delikat

Viennese Band at the Alhambra, London, Musical Director J Delikat, programme includes works by Wagner, Elgar, German, Sarasate, Liszt and Sousa, 12 April 1903. Date: 1903

Background imageElgar Collection: The Starlight Express, by Algernon Blackwood and Violet Pearn, music by Edward Elgar

The Starlight Express, by Algernon Blackwood and Violet Pearn, music by Edward Elgar, Kingsway Theatre, Great Queen Street, London Date: early 20th century

Background imageElgar Collection: Sir Edward Elgar, 1895. Creator: Elliott & Fry

Sir Edward Elgar, 1895. Creator: Elliott & Fry
Sir Edward Elgar, 1895. From " The Musical Educator Vol. 4" edited by John Greig, M.A. Mus. Doc. [Caxton Publishing Company, Limited, London, 1895]

Background imageElgar Collection: WW2 Poster -- National Savings

WW2 Poster -- National Savings
The Most You Can Save Is The Least They Deserve. Coloured photolithograph poster after Elgar. Published by the National Savings Committee and His Majestys Stationery Office

Background imageElgar Collection: Sir Edward William Elgar, 1857-1934. English Composer. From A Few More Memories By Mary Anderson

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1857-1934. English Composer. From A Few More Memories By Mary Anderson De Navarro, Published London, 1936

Background imageElgar Collection: Sir Edward Elgar, (1857-1934), English composer, early 20th century

Sir Edward Elgar, (1857-1934), English composer, early 20th century. Born at Broadheath near Worcester, Elgar was appointed Master of the Kings Musick in 1924

Background imageElgar Collection: Hillman Minx ofs Elgar competing in the MCC Edinburgh Trial, Roxburghshire, Scotland, 1938

Hillman Minx ofs Elgar competing in the MCC Edinburgh Trial, Roxburghshire, Scotland, 1938
Hillman Minx 1185 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. aM383. Event Entry No: 210. Driver: Elgar, S. M.C.C. Edinburgh Trial. Date: 3/4.6.38

Background imageElgar Collection: Sir Edward Elgar, (1857-1934), English composer, early 20th century

Sir Edward Elgar, (1857-1934), English composer, early 20th century
Sir Edward Elgar, English composer, early 20th century. Photographic portrait of Elgar (1857-1934), composer of the Enigma Variations and Pomp and Circumstance marches

Background imageElgar Collection: Edward Elgar, English composer, 1912

Edward Elgar, English composer, 1912. Born at Broadheath near Worcester, Elgar (1857-1934) was appointed Master of the Kings Musick in 1924

Background imageElgar Collection: Study for The Last Shilling

Study for The Last Shilling (1852). Hicks, George Elgar 1824 - 1914. Date: 1852

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgar / Fathers Shop

Elgar / Fathers Shop
SIR EDWARD ELGAR English composers fathers shop, Elgar Brothers, in the High Street, Lower Broadheath, Worcester Date: 1857 - 1934

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgar / Birthplace / Worcs

Elgar / Birthplace / Worcs
SIR EDWARD ELGAR English composers birthplace, The Firs, Lower Broadheath, Worcester Date: 1857 - 1934

Background imageElgar Collection: Marie Hall

Marie Hall (1884 1956), English violinist, pupil of Elgar, gave first performance of Vaughan Williams The lark ascending (1920)

Background imageElgar Collection: Conductors at Bournemouth Festival of Music H. L. Oakley

Conductors at Bournemouth Festival of Music H. L. Oakley
Five famous conductors who took part in Bournemouths Festival of Music organised by Mr Dan Godfrey at the Winter Gardens. From left, Mr Edward German, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Alexander Mackenzie

Background imageElgar Collection: SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934). English composer. Photograph, early 20th century

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934). English composer. Photograph, early 20th century

Background imageElgar Collection: A Gnarled Tree Trunk

A Gnarled Tree Trunk. Hicks, George Elgar 1824-1914

Background imageElgar Collection: The Hon. Winifred Sturt

The Hon. Winifred Sturt (1882). Hicks, George Elgar 1824 - 1914. Date: 1882

Background imageElgar Collection: Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer - Organist and Composer

Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer - Organist and Composer
Edward Elgar (1857-1934) - Composer at the time of the performance of his oratorio, The Apostles, on 8th September 1904, the handwritten score of which can be seen to the right. Date: 1904

Background imageElgar Collection: Jewish Shophar

Jewish Shophar - The oldest wind instrument in present use in the world. Usually a simple rams horn flattened by heat. First mentioned in the Bible when the Lord descended on Mount Sinai

Background imageElgar Collection: Edward Elgar (1857-1934) English composer

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) English composer

Background imageElgar Collection: John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

John Henry Newman (1801-1890) in old age. British scholar and theologian. Oxford Movement. Converted to Roman Catholicism 1845: Cardinal 1879. Author of " The Dream of Gerontius"

Background imageElgar Collection: Tom Titt / Sir Edgar Speyer

Tom Titt / Sir Edgar Speyer
Sir Edgar Speyer, 1st Baronet. American born financier and philanthropist, chairman of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London from 1906 to 1915 and a friend of several leading composers

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgar / Graphic 1904 / Desk

Elgar / Graphic 1904 / Desk
SIR EDWARD ELGAR English composer writing at his desk at Malvern Wells

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgar Gerontius Music

Elgar Gerontius Music
EDWARD ELGAR Elgar with a quotation from the musical score of his oratorio, The Dream of Gerontius

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgar King Profile

Elgar King Profile
EDWARD ELGAR Composer at the time of the performance of his oratorio, The Apostles, on 8 September 1904

Background imageElgar Collection: Elgar Postcard Photo

Elgar Postcard Photo
EDWARD ELGAR




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Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) was an English composer known for his remarkable contributions to classical music. Born in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire, Elgar's talent and passion for music were evident from a young age. His musical journey began with the composition of the enchanting score to Salut D Amour, which captivated audiences worldwide, not only a brilliant composer but also enjoyed spending time outdoors. He could often be seen out walking, finding inspiration in nature's beauty and incorporating it into his compositions. This connection between art and nature is reflected in his works, creating a harmonious blend that resonates with listeners even today. His influence extended beyond composing as he collaborated with five famous conductors during his career. These collaborations brought forth extraordinary performances that showcased Elgar's genius and cemented his place among the greats of classical music. The cottage where Elgar was born stands as a testament to his humble beginnings and serves as a reminder of the immense talent that emerged from this small village, and is here that he developed his love for music, laying the foundation for an illustrious career that would shape the future of classical composition. Throughout King George V's reign, Elgar stood as one of the leading musicians of his time. His compositions captured the essence of an era marked by elegance and grandeur while leaving an indelible mark on musical history. Elgars Birthplace continues to inspire aspiring musicians who visit this historic site seeking insight into Sir Edward Elgar's life and creative process. The birthplace holds countless stories waiting to be discovered by those who appreciate both history and music alike. In photographs taken during the early 20th century or through William Rothenstein's exquisite drawings, we catch glimpses of Sir Edward Elgar himself - a man whose dedication to his craft knew no bounds. His legacy lives on through every note played by orchestras around the world, ensuring that his music will forever be cherished and celebrated.