[el-ger, -gahr]


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

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
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