Elgar: An Extraordinary Life
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2007 - Composers - 154 pages
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
INTRODUCTION Dwindling success
Worcester The symphonies and Violin Concerto
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Alice Stuart-Wortley Alice's Beethoven Britain Broadheath Cammaerts Caractacus Carice Catholic choral Cockaigne Companion to Elgar composer composition Creative critical death Dream of Gerontius early Elgar O.M. Elgar wrote Elgar's music Elgarian empire English Falstaff Festival flat Grimley Harper-Scott imperial inter-chapter Introduction and Allegro Jaeger Julian Rushton kind permission king Lady Elgar later letter London Lower Broadheath Malvern March McVeagh Michael Kennedy minor modern musicians neo-romantic Novello oratorio orchestral overture Oxford performance perhaps Photograph of Elgar Photographer unknown piano piece Plas Gwyn play poem Pomp and Circumstance Portrait premiere programme quoted in Moore Raymond Monk Collection recording Reed Richter romantic Rosa Burley Rushton eds Schuster score Second Symphony Severn House Sir Edward Elgar sketches sonata form songs Starlight Express style suggest theme Third Symphony Three Choirs Festival tonic tradition tune University Press Variations Violin Concerto Wagner Windflower Worcester Worcester Cathedral Worcestershire work's writing