Elspeth Wyllie

Elgar’s piano

Today, is the anniversary of Elgar’s death. I’m sure ‘Nimrod’ is being played on many radio stations, but how about hearing it played on the gorgeous ‘square’ piano that Elgar owned at the time he wrote the piece? Pianist-friend and blogger Frances Wilson reminded me of our trip to visit the instrument last year (read her account here) and she recorded my impromptu play through some excerpts of the ‘Enigma Variations’, complete with the mumblings of other exhibition visitors in the background! Enjoy.