UMD Symphony Orchestra: Enigma Variations
UMD Symphony Orchestra
Conductor James Ross
"Commenced in a spirit of humour and continued deep seriousness" is how Elgar described the genesis of his Enigma Variations. The piece conveys two mysteries: first, the identity of the composer's friends in each variation, and second, an extra-musical connection between each variation that " 'goes,' but is not played."
In this performance, the School of Music adds a third mystery: additional variations by UMD School of Music composers.
- Dvorak: Carnival Overture
- Stravinsky: Fairy's Kiss Divertimento
- Elgar: Enigma Variations