Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS860/4/1
TitleEnigma Variations
Extent15 items
DescriptionLargely comprising research notes and correspondence on each person featured in the 'Enigma Variations', dated 1952-1986, arranged by individual variation. The research notes include photocopies of original material dating back to 1889, correspondence with archives, libraries and other institutions; transcripts of Elgar correspondence, newscuttings, rough notes, printed material with manuscript annotations, index cards, photographs, library requisition, pages from Longman's Magazine, 1890, etc.

Elgar dedicated the piece to "my friends pictured within", with each variation being an affectionate portrayal of one of his circle of close acquaintances.
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