Conducting Elgar

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This is the final book in the series on orchestral conducting that Norman Del Mar had been writing until his death in February 1994. As with the previous books, each chapter is devoted to a specific work, and once again all the major orchestral works of this important composer are covered. The book culminates in an important study of The Dream of Gerontius completed by his son Jonathan, himself a conductor.

Norman Del Mar was renowned in his generation as an interpreter of ...

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Overview


This is the final book in the series on orchestral conducting that Norman Del Mar had been writing until his death in February 1994. As with the previous books, each chapter is devoted to a specific work, and once again all the major orchestral works of this important composer are covered. The book culminates in an important study of The Dream of Gerontius completed by his son Jonathan, himself a conductor.

Norman Del Mar was renowned in his generation as an interpreter of English music and in particular for his understanding of Elgar's music. His explanations of the subtleties of guiding an orchestra through these magnificent scores are an invaluable help to all those who seek to clarify this elusive music. Elgar's own recordings are frequently consulted but not always accepted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198165576
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman Del Mar (died 1994) was an eminent orchestral conductor with many years experience. He taught conducting at the Guildhall School of Music (1954-60), the Royal College of Music (1971-90), and at a number of international conducting seminars.
Jonathan Del Mar is a musicologist, writer, and conductor. He has prepared a complete Urtext edition of Beethoven's Choral Symphony. He worked closely with his father on all his recent books.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36
Symphony No. 1 in A flat, Op. 55
Symphony No. 2 in E flat, Op. 63
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Concert Overture Froissart, Op. 19
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
Overture, Cockaigne (In London Town), Op. 40
Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47
Concert-Overture In the South (Alassio), Op. 50
Falstaff - Symphonic-Study, Op. 68
Sea Pictures, A Cycle of Five Songs for Contralto, Op.37
The Music Makers, for Contralto Solo, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 69
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
Index

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