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More important than it looks

It is a typical Victorian house in Worcester but it has an importance that most others don't. If I say it has a musical connection some of you will realise why it is important.

 

the rest of you can follow the link

 

The Answer

More important than it looks

It is a typical Victorian house in Worcester but it has an importance that most others don't. If I say it has a musical connection some of you will realise why it is important.

 

the rest of you can follow the link

 

The Answer

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Sep 2020, 02:17
Lets have those orphans work for their food and bed...
Bill Phillips: I have no idea what you mean Ray grin
It does look quite unassuming. Do you know if the family still owns it?
Bill Phillips: No. Elgar lived in a number of houses in the city and than as he became known moved onto bigger and better things in London and Wales. He did return to Worcester later in life, after his wife died I think. His birthplace in Lower Broadheath is in the care of the National Trust and is open to the public.
What band was he in then...?
Bill Phillips: Eddie and the Hotrods
the brickwork looks rather neat to me, Brian.
Bill Phillips: Victorian brickwork is usually of a very high standard Ayush
i am not familiar with the name Sir Edward William Elgar and had to look it up, Bill.
Bill Phillips: He is probably our finest classical composer Ayush
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Sep 2020, 05:09
I guessed that was the case. I believe he lived in many abodes, grander as be became richer, just as you might expect..
Bill Phillips: He did indeed. From humble beginnings he became quite well off but he returned to his native Worcestershire in his later years
Well, then! I would have never guessed this in a million-gazillion years!
Bill Phillips: There are a few of these plaques on houses in the city apparently. I was totally unaware until we happened on this one on one of our Sunday strolls
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Sep 2020, 05:56
That is a lot of stairs to walk to the attic, Bill. I assume he studied music there....
I like the brickwork of the house.
Bill Phillips: He would have written some of his early works here and performed some of them with his brother.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Sep 2020, 06:23
Oh, I underrstand - Chris might know more - I love his music, too - On Saturday I listened to the wonderful Proms in Corona times on our German tv ....Edward Elgar belongs to them , too.
Bill Phillips: Chris is a big fan of Elgar I believe. Elgar would have written some of his early works whilst living here but this would have been before he became known other than locally
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 14 Sep 2020, 06:27
I sort of thought it might be Edddie’s shack.
Bill Phillips: And you are correct
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Sep 2020, 07:45
The house behind has got a tall chimney Bill.
Bill Phillips: Indeed it has. It is apartments in a building that looks just like a church....very odd idea but it seems to work
This is very much the architecture of PEI.>
Bill Phillips: There are a lot of Victorian terraces in this part of Worcester Care
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Sep 2020, 11:31
I guessed At this being Elgar's home as I knew he enjoyed the Malvern Hills. I like the spire that was built on the other side of the roof.
Bill Phillips: That is a church that has been converted into apartments (people don't say flats anymore )
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Sep 2020, 14:29
The way I see these things, is that the chap had to sleep somewhere. Doesn't make the house or pillow important. When the pillow is too full of stains and smell of drool, (doesn't matter whose) just dispatch it with the rest of the rubbish.

If he designed the house and it started a new trend, I would think its is important, since I can learn from it, if I am into designing houses.

The part that do interest me, is that he moved around, quite a bit and as he became well known moved into bigger houses. It tells me something of the person and the success of his music, at the time that he lived.
Bill Phillips: I can't agree with you Louis. I think it is of great interest to see a house where this highly regarded composer once lived. Now if someone put a plaque on the door of my house recording the dates that I lived there people would just say...who the hell was he?
I ought to have guessed but didn't.
Bill Phillips: Shame on you Brian grin
it's a fine brick building Bill... but finding out that a great composer like Sir Edward William Elgar once lived there makes it something special.... i love all kinds of music....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Yes so do I Peter
Something to do with Elgar, I imagine - when I was a member of Durham County Youth Orchestra (playing in the lowly second fiddles) we performed his Enigma Variations at a concert.
Bill Phillips: Correct! So you were on the fiddle then? grin
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 15 Sep 2020, 15:44
i had to follow your link

i'm struck by the single, small window on each floor. seems too few windows for such a sizable structure.
Bill Phillips: The top window was probably the servant's room and by the look of it now has a skylight window, I wonder whether tases windows may light the stairs but I don't know

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