Sunday, October 21, 2007


I've been listening to Edward Elgar's Enigma variations all evening. I've never really known his music beyond the graduation theme, "Pomp and Circumstance," which is a fine march, though it gets old after your 15th or so graduation. But this is a great CD, just really warm, flowy music. I especially like #10.

I'm so glad I got this CD!! (Thanks, TD!!)

I also got a Mozart CD with wind concertos. But I'm enjoying this a lot right now.


  1. Indeed. Unfortunately I don't think anything else of his comes close.

    The last best guess I've heard for the solution to the "enigma" is that it's a melodic scrap from the slow movement of Mozart's "Prague" symphony.

  2. Vance, I actually like the graduation Pomp and Circumstance march, but haven't heard his others.

  3. I like Pomp and Circumstance too, but the Enigmas are on another plane. Do you know Brahms' "Haydn" Variations? Comparable to the Elgar -- plus once you get started with Brahms, there's lots more to like.