|Publisher:||Elkin Music International, Inc.||ISBN:||0905211014|
Audiences and critics were quick to realise that a masterpiece had come among them when Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations had its first performance, in June 1899. It has stayed at the forefront of the orchestral repertoire ever since, and the Nimrod variation in particular has achieved a very special place in the nation's affections.
Patrick Turner's authoritative book, written to celebrate the centenary of this much-loved work, takes a refreshing new look at the circumstances surrounding its... read more
About the Author
Patrick Turner, a long-time member of the Elgar Society, has been passionately involved with Elgar's music for over twenty-five years. Born in Herefordshire in 1947, he was educated at Monmouth School and Jesus College, Oxford, where he read modern languages. He has since pursued a career in business, working mainly in Europe. He lives near Barcelona.