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About 'Nimrod from Enigma Variations'
Elgar, Edward (biography)
June 2, 1857 , Broadheath, Worcestershire
February 23, 1934
English composer from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries who wrote some of the most popular works in the English repertoire.
The Ninth Variation - "Nimrod" from Elgar's ever popular 'Enigma Variations' - a set of variations, each dedicated to a friend of the composer. Nimrod represents Elgar's friend A. J. Jaeger, and is alledged to capture a discussion between them on Beethoven's slow movements.