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(1857-1934). English composer. Elgar began study of the violin and piano at the age of 8, but was mostly self-taught as a composer. He played in various orchestras and gave lessons in order to support himself. He learned much by arranging the music of classical composers for ensembles he played in.

Elgar's music did not easily achieve recognition. But by 1902 he was enjoying international fame, thanks to the success of his Enigma Variations (1899). Other successful works include his Violin Concerto (1910), Cello Concerto (1919), the Cockaigne Overture, and the Pomp and Circumstance Marches. His Symphony No. 1 (1908) received over one hundred performances in its very first year.
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