Edward Elgar: From Manuscript to Performance


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A piano recital of music by Elgar

Join pianist Iain Farrington for an evening concert featuring some of the works of Edward Elgar represented in the British Library’s collection, throwing light on the composer’s creative process and unearthing some surprises.

Sir Edward Elgar is arguably among the greatest of British composers. His music – especially the ever-popular Enigma Variations and Cello Concerto – are well known and frequently played all around the world. 

The British Library’s substantial collection of Elgar’s manuscripts shines light on his entire creative process, and its often convoluted twists and turns. 

If you would like to learn more about Elgar's life and work, come along to our study day, Celebrating Elgar on Monday 25 November.

Part of our Season of Sound, the British Library's annual celebration of all things audio.

Explore the British Library’s Sound Archive today and discover over 6.5 million extraordinary recordings covering speech, music, wildlife and the environment.


Name: Edward Elgar: From Manuscript to Performance
Where: Knowledge Centre
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