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Composer(s): Edward (William) Elgar (02 Jun 1857 - 23 Feb 1934)
Work identifier: M20
Real Name: Variations on an Original Theme ("Enigma")
Display Name: Enigma Variations
Work/Opus: Op. 36
Composed: c. 1899
First Performed: c. 1899
Genre: Orchestral
Genre Type: Variations
Period: Late-romantic
Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra
Mvt. 1Theme: Andante  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 2Variation I (C.A.E): L'istesso tempo  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 3Variation II (H.D.S-P): Allegro  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 4Variation III (R.B.T): Allegretto  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 5Variation IV (W.M.B): Allegro di molto  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 6Variation V (R.P.A): Moderato  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 7Variation VI (Ysobel): Andantino  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 8Variation VII (Troyte): Presto  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 9Variation VIII (W.N): Allegretto  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 10Variation IX (Nimrod): Adagio  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 11Variation X (Dorabella) Intermezzo: Allegretto  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 12Variation XI (G.R.S): Allegro di molto  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 13Variation XII (B.G.N): Andante  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 14Variation XIII (***) Romanza: Moderato  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 15Variation XIV (E.D.U) Finale: Allegro  (Symphony Orchestra)
Mvt. 16Original Finale  (Symphony Orchestra)
Composer(s): Edward (William) Elgar (02 Jun 1857 - 23 Feb 1934)
Recording identifier: M2147483674
Real Name: Variations on an Original Theme ("Enigma")
Display Name: 'Enigma' Variations
Nick Name: 'Enigma' Variations
Work/Opus: Op. 36
Composed: c. 1899
First Performed: c. 1899
Genre: Orchestral
Genre Type: Variations
Period: Late-romantic
Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra
Performance Timing: 0
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: 231
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Label: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Catalogue Number: RPO018
Recording Location: CTS Studio's
Mvt. 1Theme: Andante (1'27'')
Mvt. 2Variation I (C.A.E): L'istesso tempo (1'57'')
Mvt. 3Variation II (H.D.S-P): Allegro (0'54'')
Mvt. 4Variation III (R.B.T): Allegretto (1'22'')
Mvt. 5Variation IV (W.M.B): Allegro di molto (0'35'')
Mvt. 6Variation V (R.P.A): Moderato (2'18'')
Mvt. 7Variation VI (Ysobel): Andantino (1'19'')
Mvt. 8Variation VII (Troyte): Presto (1'4'')
Mvt. 9Variation VIII (W.N): Allegretto (1'52'')
Mvt. 10Variation IX (Nimrod): Adagio (4'3'')
Mvt. 11Variation X (Dorabella) Intermezzo: Allegretto (2'55'')
Mvt. 12Variation XI (G.R.S): Allegro di molto (1'2'')
Mvt. 13Variation XII (B.G.N): Andante (2'34'')
Mvt. 14Variation XIII (***) Romanza: Moderato (3'12'')
Mvt. 15Variation XIV (E.D.U) Finale: Allegro (5'47'')