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Elgar the music maker

Author: Diana M McVeagh
Publisher: Woodbridge : Boydell Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diana McVeagh explores Elgar's complex personality and his compositional methods, his style and his relationship to his contemporaries, yet it is the music - still played, recorded, loved and discussed as much as ever- that remains her prime focus. Each of Elgar's works is discussed, balancing information and appraisal, from his juvenilia to his unfinished Third Symphony. --From publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McVeagh, Diana M., 1926-
Elgar the music maker.
Woodbridge : Boydell Press, c2007
(OCoLC)636742076
Named Person: Edward Elgar; Edward Elgar; Edward Elgar
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana M McVeagh
ISBN: 9781843832959 184383295X
OCLC Number: 137313871
Description: x, 240 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., music ; 21 cm.
Contents: The making of an enigma 1857-1899 --
To the greater glory of God 1899-1909 --
The symphonist 1907-1915 --
The music of wartime 1914-1920 --
The last years 1920-1934 --
Coda.
Responsibility: Diana McVeagh.

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An expert and informative appraisal of all of Elgar's works - from his juvenilia to the unfinished 3rd symphony - by the author of the acclaimed Gerald Finzi.  Read more...

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Deserves to be read widely, and we should be grateful to Diana McVeagh for producing an immensely readable and always wise handbook to Elgar's oeuvre. MUSIC & LETTERSThe analysis...is observation, Read more...

 
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