Sir Edward Elgar's Symphony No. 2 in E♭ major, Op. 63, was completed on 28 February 1911 and was premiered at the London Musical Festival at the Queen's Hall by the Queen's Hall Orchestra on 24 May 1911 with the composer conducting. The work, which Elgar called "the passionate pilgrimage of the soul", was his last completed symphony; the composition of his Symphony No. 3, begun in 1933, was cut short by his death in 1934.

The dedication reads:

The more personal nature of this work, however, is clear in a letter to friend and close correspondent Alice Stuart-Wortley, in which Elgar states:

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Performances & Interviews

Upcoming BBC Events featuring Symphony No 2 in E flat major

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: Sakari Oramo conducts Stravinsky, Sibelius and Elgar
Barbican, London

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