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Elgar: Enigma Variations

Grammy Award-winning conductor Giancarlo Guerrero leads the 2023 NZSO National Youth Orchestra

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NYO
Elgar
19th Century
English

Elgar Enigma Variations

Giancarlo Guerrero Conductor

Little did Elgar know as he began improvising on the piano one evening that he would craft one of classical music’s most recognisable works. Elgar’s Enigma Variations grows from a simple melody with 14 variations, each elaborating innovatively on the main theme. 

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