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August Jaeger : portrait of Nimrod : a life in letters and other writings

Author: Kevin Allen
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book, the first biography of any kind of August Jaeger, presents evidence of his wider contribution to the English Musical Renaissance through many unpublished documents, including letters to Parry, Walford Davies and Sydney Loeb. These combine the critical encouragement for which he was celebrated with much delightful gossip about the London musical scene, together with extracts from his forgotten journalism.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allen, Kevin, 1945-
August Jaeger.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000
(OCoLC)654685119
Named Person: August Johannes Jaeger; August Johannes Jaeger; August Johannes Jaeger; August Johannes Jaeger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Allen
ISBN: 1859283667 9781859283660
OCLC Number: 43552763
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A note on the Elgar-Jaeger correpsondence. Part 1 1860-1904 - "And your young men shall see visions": 1860-95 - Dusseldorf to London; 1896-97 - composers old and new; 1898 - the Russian campaign; 1899 - a quaint idee; 1900 - mystic, sublime, superb; 1902 - "I must wax enthusiastic over something"; 1902 - Kensington to Muswell Hill; 1903 - "Let someone other than Jaeger give answer!"; 1904 - remission and relaps. Part 2 1905-1909 - Prisoner of hope: 1905 - "This Godforsaken lonely hole"; 1906 - "Please no lose heart"; 1907 - dum spiro spero; 1908 - the road to hell; 1909 - "I can see no more"; in memory of a seer.
Responsibility: Kevin Allen.

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August Jaeger was one of Elgar's most devoted supporters and was the subject of one of Elgar's most inspired movements, the Nimrod variation. This study explores the correspondence between Jaeger and  Read more...

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