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Classic FM's Margherita Taylor is voting for Elgar's beautiful Enigma Variations in the Hall of Fame this year, and she wants you to join her on #TeamElgar! To get to know the great British composer even better, she took a trip to the Elgar Birthplace Museum - here's how she got on.
Elgar was born in 1857 at this unassuming cottage in Lower Broadheath, a few miles from Worcester which is now the home of the Elgar Birthplace Museum in the shadow of the Malvern Hills.
Classic FM's Margherita Taylor is voting for Elgar in the Hall of Fame this year, and couldn't resist visiting the museum to have a look around.
Possibly the first selfie Elgar's ever been in, as Margherita urges you to join her in voting for the great British composer in the Classic FM Hall of Fame. Go #TeamElgar!
Understated and peaceful, the house and surrounding area haven't changed all that much from when Elgar lived there with his family.
Margherita stands by the iconic house in which Elgar was born and spent his early years. It now houses a collection of scores, letters, and original manuscripts, giving an insight into the composer's life and personality.
Nimrod, Pomp and Circumstance, the Cello Concerto - Margherita's keen to see Elgar storm the chart this year. Who's with her?
No harm in leaving a little hint to anyone visiting the museum, right? With only a few days left to vote in the Classic FM Hall of Fame, Margherita's pulling out all the stops to get Elgar to the top of the chart...!
A snapshot into visiting the Elgar Birthplace Museum in the summer months - we'll have to come back again!