Edward Elgar : Nimrod from Enigma
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About 'Nimrod from Enigma'
||Elgar, Edward (biography)|
|Born:||June 2, 1857
, Broadheath, Worcestershire
|Died:||February 23, 1934
|The Artist:||English composer from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries who wrote some of the most popular works in the English repertoire.|
|Composition Info:|| It is a set of fourteen variations dedicated to his friends and family. The enigma is the hidden theme, which has been the subject of much speculation.|
This variation has become popular in its own right and is sometimes used at British funerals, memorial services, and other solemn occasions.
A version was also played at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.