Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nimrod

Nimrod is the fifth of fourteen variations contained in Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The Nimrod variation enshrines a conversation between Elgar and his friend A. J. Jaeger (which translates to “hunter” in German). Nimrod is the great hunter of the Bible. This programmatic work reveals the composer’s masterful orchestration and was performed at Bill Toland’s request at our Winter, 2012, concert. (JRO and the Oxford Concise Music Dictionary)

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