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Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) 

Sir Edward Elgar is an English composer who is best known for his contributions to classical music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is perhaps most famous for his Enigma Variations, a series of pieces that were inspired by the personalities of his friends and colleagues. Elgar's music is known for its emotional depth and grandeur, and he is often referred to as one of the greatest British composers of all time.

Elgar was born in 1857 in the small town of Lower Broadheath, England. He was the fourth of seven children and grew up in a musical household where he learned to play the piano, violin, and cello. Despite being largely self-taught as a composer, Elgar quickly gained recognition for his talents and was appointed as the director of the Worcester Festival Choral Society at the young age of 24.

Throughout his career, Elgar wrote a wide range of compositions including symphonies, concertos, operas, and choral works. His music was greatly admired by many famous figures of the time, including King Edward VII who knighted Elgar in 1904. Elgar continued to compose until his death in 1934, leaving behind a legacy of beautifully crafted works that have stood the test of time.