Thursday, May 5, 2011

Elgar, Eduard

Sir Eduard Elgar(1857-1934), British composer, studied violin in Worchester at early age, he played violin with an orchestra. He received the honorable doctorate from Cambridge Universiy in 1900 and he was knighted in 1904. In 1905 he was appointed professor at the Birmingham University, later appointed conductor of the London Symphony. He composed 2 symphonies, concertos(violin, cello), orchestral music, stage works and chamber music. His best known piece is "Pomp and Circumstance".

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