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A British newspaper from 1924 describes Elgar's 'Enigma Variations' as "ranking with the few great examples of its kind" when it comes to perfection of craftsmanship.
Elgar was awarded his first honorary degree shortly after his Enigma Variations were premiered.
Elgar's 'Caractacus' was deemed a novelty at a festival in 1899, but it received unmistakable signs of approval the following year when performed at the Royal Albert Hall.
Sir Edward Elgar was a keen follower of horse racing, telling a newspaper he doesn't "make mistakes on horses. On music perhaps, but I can pick out a winner."
King Edward VII told Elgar he had "composed a tune which will go round the world", speaking of the first 'Pomp and Circumstance' march when it was performed in his presence.
Sir Edward Elgar spent some time living in Avonmore Road, West London. He lived with his wife, daughter and two members of staff.
The LSO performed a number of pieces composed by Elgar at his memorial service at Worcester Cathedral, March 1934.