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The Cambridge Companion to Elgar
     

The Cambridge Companion to Elgar

by Daniel M. Grimley, Julian Rushton
 

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ISBN-10: 0521826233

ISBN-13: 9780521826235

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Divided into three sections, this Companion explores Edward Elgar's early career, his major musical achievements, and the reception, performance and interpretation of his work. Placed in this wider perspective, Elgar emerges as a pivotal figure in the British cultural imagination at a defining historical moment for England's musical identity.

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Divided into three sections, this Companion explores Edward Elgar's early career, his major musical achievements, and the reception, performance and interpretation of his work. Placed in this wider perspective, Elgar emerges as a pivotal figure in the British cultural imagination at a defining historical moment for England's musical identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521826235
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Bibliographical abbreviations; Chronology; List of volumes in the Elgar Complete Edition (Elgar Society Edition); 1. Introduction Daniel M. Grimley and Julian Rushton; 2. Elgar and his British contemporaries Jeremy Dibble; 3. Elgar and his publishers Robert Anderson; 4. Magic by mosaic: some aspects of Elgar's compositional methods Christopher Kent; 5. Elgar's musical language: the shorter instrumental works Diana McVeagh; 6. The early choral works Robin Holloway; 7. Elgar's later oratorios: Roman Catholicism, decadence and the Wagnerian dialectic of shame and grace Byron Adams; 8. Roman Catholicism and being musically English: Elgar's church and organ music John Butt; 9. 'A smiling with a sigh': the chamber music and works for strings Daniel M. Grimley; 10. In search of the symphony: orchestral music to 1908 Julian Rushton; 11. Orchestral music from 1908-34 Christopher Mark; 12. Elgar's unwumbling: the theatre music J. P. E. Harper-Scott; 13. Elgar and recording Timothy Day; 14. Elgar and the BBC Jenny Doctor; 15. Elgar's German critics Aidan Thomson; 16. Functional music: imperialism, the Great War, and Elgar as popular composer Charles Edward McGuire; Notes; Select bibliograpy; Index.

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