(the) Enigma Variations


(the) Enigma Variations
The Enigma Variations [The Enigma Variations]
the name usually given to a popular piece of music by Edward Elgar called Variations on an Original Theme, written in 1899. An ↑enigma is a mystery, and Elgar said that the music had a secret connection with another well-known tune, though no one has discovered for certain which tune it is. Some people think it may be Auld Lang Syne, while others argue that it is ↑Rule, Britannia!. The Variations also contained another mystery, as each of the 13 parts was intended to represent one of Elgar’s friends, but there were ↑clues to them and they have all been identified.

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