Thursday, 4 June 2015

Edward Elgar - Piano quintet

Elgar (1857-1934) was a late romantic British composer, who wrote many pieces that have become popular classics, such as the two symphonies, the cello concerto, the violin concerto, the Enigma variations, and the Pomp and circumstance marches (including "Land of hope and glory"). I have selected his Quintet for piano and strings in A minor, Op. 84, from 1918 - one of the pieces in which he comes to terms with the events of the Great War. Relevant links below.