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The Cambridge companion to Elgar

Author: Daniel M Grimley; Julian Rushton
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This Companion provides an accessible and vivid account of Elgar's work in its historical and cultural context. Established authorities on British music and scholars new in the field examine Elgar's Music from a range of critical perspectives, including nationalism, post-colonialism, decadence, reception and musical influences."--BOOK JACKET.
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Named Person: Edward Elgar; Edward Elgar; Edward Elgar
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Grimley; Julian Rushton
ISBN: 0521826233 9780521826235 0521533635 9780521533638
OCLC Number: 54685777
Description: xix, 253 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Elgar and his British contemporaries / Jeremy Dibble --
Elgar and his publishers / Robert Anderson --
Magic by mosaic : some aspects of Elgar's compositional methods / Christopher Kent --
Elgar's musical language : the shorter instrumental works / Diana McVeagh --
The early choral works / Robin Holloway --
Elgar's later oratorios : Roman Catholicism, decadence and the Wagnerian dialectic of shame and grace / Byron Adams --
Roman Catholicism and being musically English : Elgar's church and organ music / John Butt --
'A smiling with a sigh' : the chamber music and works for strings / Daniel M. Grimley --
In search of the symphony : orchestral music to 1908 / Julian Rushton --
The later orchestral music (1910-34) / Christopher Mark --
Elgar's unwumbling : the theatre music / J.P.E. Harper-Scott --
Elgar and recording / Timothy Day --
Broadcasting's ally : Elgar and the BBC / Jenny Doctor --
Elgar in German criticism / Aidan J. Thomson --
Functional music : imperialism, the Great War, and Elgar as popular composer / Charles Edward McGuire.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel M. Grimley and Julian Rushton.
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