Elgar: An Extraordinary Life

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Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2007 - Composers - 154 pages
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How did the son of a provincial piano tuner rise to international fame? Was the English countryside the principal inspiration for Elgar's music? Was he the mustachioed, red-blooded, imperialist, all that he seemed? This work deals with the critical myths and prejudices that have attachedthemselves to the figure of Elgar.

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Preface and acknowledgements Professor Elgar
76
INTRODUCTION Dwindling success
82
Worcester The symphonies and Violin Concerto
91
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J. P. E. Harper-Scott is a well-respected OUP author.

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