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Elgar

[el-ger, -gahr] /ˈɛl gər, -gɑr/
noun
1.
Sir Edward, 1857–1934, English composer.
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  • The other elements we find to be unlike Wagner and unlike every other composer but Elgar.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • For Elgar so orders that we have to enjoy with the head and the heart or not at all.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • In modern music Elgar's his man; in modern literature, Tolstoy.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • It was one of the Combwich villeins -- a fisher of the name of Elgar.

    A Thane of Wessex

    Charles W. Whistler
  • Elgar had sent the simple creature into an ecstasy, and she never stirred; probably she did not know anyone named Enwright.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • Elgar's work is indeed the typical musical expression of recent Roman Catholic developments; but there are others also.

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

    Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding
  • The Dane shouted, and Elgar stopped paddling with his hands and keeping his head above water.

    A Thane of Wessex

    Charles W. Whistler
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Elgar

/ˈɛlɡɑː/
noun
1.
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
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