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[el-ger, -gahr] /ˈɛl gər, -gɑr/
Sir Edward, 1857–1934, English composer. Unabridged
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  • In a few pages are enough melodies and themes to set up a Puccini—or for that matter a Strauss or an Elgar—for life.

    Richard Wagner John F. Runciman
  • The other elements we find to be unlike Wagner and unlike every other composer but Elgar.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • Last night at the café, one of the despatch riders played Chopin, Tchaikowsky, and Elgar like a professional.

  • In modern music Elgar's his man; in modern literature, Tolstoy.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • Then attention may be given to the modern works and works more rarely performed, like those of Elgar, Perosi and others.

  • In his use of the modern orchestra Elgar need be considered second to none.

    Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding
  • Now, all these facts make Mr. Elgar a very interesting person.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • Dr. Elgar's more recent compositions seem to require nearly as much talking about as Wagner's.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
British Dictionary definitions for Elgar


Sir Edward (William). 1857–1934, English composer, whose works include the Enigma Variations (1899), the oratorio The Dream of Gerontius (1900), two symphonies, a cello concerto, and a violin concerto
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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