Credit: FALKENSTEINFOTO/Alamy Stock Photo In a series of tantalising clues, he revealed that hidden in the manuscript and descriptions of the 14 variations were a “dark saying” and “larger theme”. Mark Pitt claims Prudentia hold the key to the “larger theme” hidden in the 14 variations When Sir Edward Elgar wrote the Enigma Variations 120 years ago he set one of the most enduring and baffling puzzles that has confounded mathematical and musical minds alike. In the 1899 program for the Enigma… Now, a police inspector with an MA in crime patterns claims he has cracked the code after years’ of research. Mark Pitt, 45, has analysed the initials of names and nicknames of those Elgar dedicated his “themes” to, as well as the composer’s obsession with John Holt Schooling, a cryptographer whose apparently unsolvable cipher he cracked.
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