Edward Elgar 1857-1934
Born: 2 June 1857 in Broadheath, England
Died: 23 February 1934 in Worcestershire, England.
Edward Elgar often features in concert programmes across the world and is particularly famous for his Cello Concerto and of course, the Enigma Variations. The BSO’s founder and principal conductor, Sir Dan Godfrey, was a fan of Elgar’s and as a consequence he conducted the orchestra in a performance of his Sea Pictures.
In our 19/20 season we will be featuring Elgar’s Violin concerto in our Symphonic Sensibility concerts and his Cello Concerto alongside Holst’s Planets.