'Salut d'Amour' ('Liebesgruß'), Op. 12, is a musical work composed by Edward Elgar in 1888, originally written for violin and piano. Elgar finished the piece in July 1888, when he was romantically involved with Caroline Alice Roberts, and he called it 'Liebesgruss' ('Love's Greeting') because of Miss Roberts' fluency in German.It was published a year later by Schott & Co., a German publisher, with offices in Mainz, London, Paris and Brussels.
The first published editions were for violin and piano, piano solo, cello and piano, and for small orchestra. Few copies were sold until Schott changed the title to 'Salut d'Amour' with 'Liebesgruß' as a sub-title, and the composer's name as 'Ed. Elgar'. The French title, Elgar realised, would help the work to be sold not only in France but in other European countries. (edition Hafabra Music)