Elgar, Edward: Serenade for Strings, Opus 20
April 5, 2014 12 Comments
This is day five of the A-toZ Challenge in which I attempt to blog every day (excepting Sundays) during the month of April. During this month, I am curating a collection of “classical” music pieces, which are lesser known or by lesser known composers.
Today’s letter is E which stands for Edward Elgar. Today’s piece is his Serenade for Strings, Opus 20. Elgar, was a British composer who lived from 1857 to 1934. A devout Catholic in Anglican Britain, he was regarded with suspicion in some quarters of Victorian. An early champion of the gramophone, he recorded a number of his works in the early 20th century.