A collection of essays by leading scholars analysing a wide range of Edward Elgar's musical works.
Table of Contents
Preface J. P. E. Harper-Scott and Julian Rushton; 1. Elgar and theories of chromaticism Patrick McCreless; 2. Elgar and Acworth's Caractacus: the druids, race, and the individual hero Charles Edward McGuire; 3. Elgar and the Idyllic: 'By the Wayside' Christopher Mark; 4. Unmaking The Music Makers Aidan Thomson; 5. Gaudery, romance, and the 'Welsh tune': Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47 James Hepokoski; 6. Elgar's deconstruction of the belle époque: interlace structures and the Second Symphony J. P. E. Harper-Scott; 7. Music in the midst of desolation: structures of mourning in The Spirit of England Daniel M. Grimley; 8. Japing up the Cello Concerto John Pickard; 9. Lost love and unwritten songs: Elgar's Parker cycle, Op. 59 Julian Rushton; 10. Heroic melancholy: Elgar's inflected diatonicism Matthew Riley.
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