|Age||76 (age at death)|
|Birthday||2 June, 1857|
|Birthplace||Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire (now Hereford & Worcester), England|
|Died||23 February, 1934|
|Place of Death||Worcester, Worcestershire (now Hereford & Worcester), England|
|Claim to Fame||Enigma Variations|
Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO ( ; 2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.