Original Elgar manuscript

A woman who appeared on Antiques Roadshow has been sitting on an incredibly valuable musical item: the original drafts and revisions of Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

Last night, Antiques Roadshow valued an Elgar manuscript at between £80,000 and £100,000.

A guest to the show presented specialist Justin Croft with original drafts of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, which contained revisions of the work signed by the composer himself.

The manuscript, which was published in 1899, belonged to her late husband, who was a music scholar.

Croft, clearly amazed by the documents, said: “Nimrod, it’s emblematic of remembrance. It’s a tremendously important piece of music.

By Clasic FM

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