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Elgar on the BBC

Elgar's birthplace
Born 2 June 1857

Radio 3 celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edward Elgar with a series of broadcasts of his music and documentaries and plays about his life during 2007.

Elgar's Music Shop
Timeline of Elgar's life

View a timeline of Elgar's life and work together with the major events occurring in Britain at the same time.

    Edward Elgar
    Profile of Elgar

    Read about Elgar's life and the circumstances surrounding the composition of his major works.

      Violinist Yehudi Menuhin with Elgar
      Elgar in Sound

      Friends, relatives, musicians and famous composers recall meeting and working with Elgar.

        Phonograph
        Build up your CD library

        With CD Review's 'Discs of the Week' featuring music by Edward Elgar.

          Elgar map
          Elgar's Landscapes

          Explore the landscape that Elgar loved with Donald Macleod in Composer of the Week

            Statue of George V
            Elgar and Empire

            Historian Tristram Hunt explores how Elgar's music articulated the notion of British Empire - its triumph and its decline. 

              Violin
              Notes about the music

              Read up about the music as you listen.  There are programme notes available for many of Elgar's most famous works.

                Statue of Elgar in Worcester
                Forgotten Elgar

                Nominate works by Elgar you think are neglected, and we'll try to play them on Radio 3 during the Elgar celebrations.

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