Portrait of Elgar
First published in 1968, this biography of Edward Elgar--one of England's foremost twentieth-century composers--paints a compelling portrait of Elgar's complex personal and musical character. For this third edition, Kennedy has added new material and incorporated recent research, shedding new light into Elgar's early years. Kennedy has also revised and expanded the list of works.
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