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Elgar’s Enigma Variations

25 & 26 October 2024

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

What is the enigma in Elgar’s Enigma Variations? Many have speculated over the past 125 years, but the power and allure of this piece is no mystery.

Expressive brilliance

The rich orchestration, the expressive range, those stirring, swelling chords in the Nimrod movement raise every goosebump. There are few moments like it. And in the hands of Sir Andrew Davis, one of the greatest English conductors, we will experience every bit of its profound emotion.

Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto fuses the best elements of his music, from lyrical melodies to ferocious and powerful passages that radiate brilliant musical colour. Superstar Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii performs Rachmaninov's most famous concerto with supreme virtuosity, revealing a beautiful and wistful world.

Haydn's London Symphony is considered by many to be the crowning achievement of his symphonic legacy. His last symphony, this is a triumphant curtain call for one of the greatest composers of the 18th century and one of the most influential of all time.

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra


RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.3 
HAYDN Symphony No.104, London
ELGAR Enigma Variations

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Sir Andrew Davis conductor      
Nobuyuki Tsujii piano 

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