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Elgar

Author: R Anderson
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993.
Series: Master musicians series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the last composers of the Romantic era, Elgar was hailed as England's greatest composer since Purcell, but fell out of favor after World War I when modernism shook the world of music. Anderson's study spotlights Elgar's true achievement in forging an individual style from the legacy of Brahms and Wagner.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, R. (Robert), 1927-
Elgar.
New York : Schirmer Books : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993
(OCoLC)649636279
Named Person: Edward Elgar; Edward Elgar; Edward Elgar
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Anderson
ISBN: 0028701852 9780028701851
OCLC Number: 27812940
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by the Orion Publishing Group, Ltd. ... London"--T.p. verso.
Description: xv, 493 p. : ill., ports., pls., music, facsims. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Aspirations social and musical (1857-1889) --
2. Ideals pictured within (1889-1899) --
3. Charged with the grandeur of God (1899-1903) --
4. Duties professorial and religious (1903-1907) --
5. Massive hope and elevated mood (1908-1911) --
6. Siromoris becomes a youth (1912-1915) --
7. Sorrows national and personal (1916-1920) --
8. Silence rarely broken (1920-1934) --
9. Secular choral works --
10. Oratorios, The Dream of Gerontius and other religious works --
11. Dramatic music, partsongs and songs --
12. Marches, major orchestral works, transcriptions --
13. Smaller orchestral, string, chamber and instrumental music --
14. Musical characteristics --
App. A Calendar --
App. B List of works --
App. C Personalia --
App. D Bibliography.
Series Title: Master musicians series.
Responsibility: Robert Anderson.

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One of the last composers of the Romantic era, Elgar was hailed as England's greatest composer since Purcell, but fell out of favor after World War I when modernism shook the world of music. Anderson's study spotlights Elgar's true achievement in forging an individual style from the legacy of Brahms and Wagner.

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