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The Cambridge Companion to Elgar

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Daniel M. Grimley, Julian Rushton, Jeremy Dibble, Robert Anderson, Christopher Kent, Diana McVeagh, Robin Holloway, Byron Adams, John Butt, Daniel M. Grimley, Christopher Mark, J. P. E. Harper-Scott, Timothy Day, Jenny Doctor, Aidan Thomson, Charles Edward McGuire
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  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521533638

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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.

    • Accessible introduction to Elgar's life and work
    • New critical perspectives on major works such as the oratorios and the Cello Concerto
    • Explores Elgar and the formation of British cultural and musical identity
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    "The high quality of the essays in this tribute to a composer deserving far more attention warrants the purchase of this...book." Daniel Boice

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    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521533638
    • length: 278 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 35 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • 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
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    Index.

  • Editors

    Daniel M. Grimley, University of Nottingham

    Julian Rushton, University of Leeds

    Contributors

    Daniel M. Grimley, Julian Rushton, Jeremy Dibble, Robert Anderson, Christopher Kent, Diana McVeagh, Robin Holloway, Byron Adams, John Butt, Daniel M. Grimley, Christopher Mark, J. P. E. Harper-Scott, Timothy Day, Jenny Doctor, Aidan Thomson, Charles Edward McGuire

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