Fun, lively and sometimes a little bit cheeky, Elgar's Enigma Variations is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written for a symphony orchestra.

Edward Elgar, a composer who lived in the English countryside with his wife, Alice, came home after a long day teaching music and started playing around on the piano. His first wife liked the tune he had made up and asked him to play it again. This tune went on to become the Enigma Variations. 

The music keeps coming back to that original piano tune, but Elgar developed it so each section represented his friends and family. Tom Redmond and the Hallé, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, will take us on a tour of this intriguing work, learning the stories behind the music.