Elgar: Enigma Variations: (Cambridge Music Handbooks Series)

Elgar: Enigma Variations: (Cambridge Music Handbooks Series)

by Julian Rushton, Rushton Julian
     
 

Elgar's Variations for Orchestra, commonly known as the 'Enigma' Variations, marked an epoch both in his career, and in the renaissance of English music at the turn of the century. The first extended study of the work, this Cambridge Music Handbook contains historical information concerning the conception and writing of the work, an extended musical discussion…  See more details below

Overview

Elgar's Variations for Orchestra, commonly known as the 'Enigma' Variations, marked an epoch both in his career, and in the renaissance of English music at the turn of the century. The first extended study of the work, this Cambridge Music Handbook contains historical information concerning the conception and writing of the work, an extended musical discussion requiring only a little technical knowledge of music, and a fascinating survey of the "solutions" to the mystery implied by the title of Elgar's most famous work.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Rushton has both professorial persistence and critical acumen.' The Elgar Society Journal

' … wholly admirable.' The Musical Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521631754
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >