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Edward Elgar and his world

Author: Byron Adams
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edward Elgar (1857-1934) is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating, important, and influential figures in the history of British music. This work examines the composer's life, presenting a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Elgar and his world.
Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)636705401
Named Person: Edward Elgar; Edward Elgar; Edward Elgar
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byron Adams
ISBN: 9780691134451 0691134456 0691134464 9780691134468
OCLC Number: 148299337
Notes: Published in conjunction with the 2007 Bard Music Festival.
Description: xxi, 426 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Of Worcester and London : an introduction / Byron Adams --
Measure of a man : catechizing Elgar's Catholic avatars / Charles Edward McGuire --
Elgar the escapist? / Matthew Riley --
Elgar and the persistence of memory / Byron Adams --
The spirit-stirring drum : Elgar and populism / Daniel M. Grimley --
Early reviews of the Apostles in British periodicals / selected, introduced, and annotated by Aidan J. Thomson --
Charles Sanford Terry and Elgar's Violin concerto / transcribed and introduced by Alison I. Shiel --
Elgar's critical critics / Aidan J. Thomson --
Elgar and the salons : the significance of a private musical world / Sophie Fuller --
Elgar and the British raj : can the Mughals march? / Nalini Ghuman --
Working the crowd : Elgar, class, and reformulations of popular culture at the turn of the twentieth centruy / Deborah Heckert --
Elgar's War requiem / Rachel Cowgill --
Transcending the enigmas of biography : the cultural context of Sir Edward Elgar's career / Leon Botstein.
Responsibility: edited by Byron Adams.

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