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By 1867 this instrument was in the possession of Edward Elgar’s father and uncle who together ran a piano business in Worcester. Elgar chose it from his father’s stock for his cottage near Malvern and he inscribed on the soundboard names of some of the works he composed on it. The property of the Royal Academy of Music, on permanent loan to the Cobbe Collection Trust.

Elgar – Nimrod from The Enigma Variations, Op. 36 (the composer’s own piano version)