Solving a 100 Year Old Musical Enigma?

musical discoveries May 15, 2021

Elgar's Enigma Variations contains a famous musical puzzle, or code, which has baffled academics for most of a century. Many solutions have been suggested, but alas, Elgar took the true solution to the grave.

Here, I explain what the Enigma is, and I have a crack at solving it too! Of course, we'll never know the true answer, but this is my favourite solution. I hope you enjoy - it's an incredible piece and well worth listening to.


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