Forever linked to the Last Night of the Proms, the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester cathedrals, and his evocative 'Enigma Variations', Edward Elgar's music is a joy to chorcal societies and orchestras worldwide. The son of a piano tuner, born in a tiny cottage in Worcestershire, brought up as a Roman Catholic in Protestant England, withut university education or formal musical training, Elgar overcame these disadvantages to become the most famous British composer of his generation.
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Author Biography - Michael Messenger
Michael Messenger OBE is a director of the Elgar Foundation and Chairman of the Elgar Birthplace Management Committee.