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Edward Elgar
(1857 - 1934)

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1857 Born 2 June, near Worcester, England; the son of a piano tuner and music shop owner
1869 Composes his first musical piece
1872 Takes job in lawyer's office
1885 Becomes church organist
1889 Marries Caroline Alice Roberts, the daughter of an army officer
1890 Composes his first important work, the overture Froissart
1899 The Enigma Variations bring him fame
1902 Writes music for the coronation of Edward VII
1904 First Elgar Festival held in London; knighted
1905 Visits U.S. and receives honorary doctorate from Yale University
1911 Awarded British Order of Merit
1924 Appointed Master of the King's Music
1934 Dies 23 February at home
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