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Life of Elgar

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ISBN-10: 0521810760

ISBN-13: 9780521810760

Edition: 2004

Authors: Michael Kennedy

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This important biography of Elgar draws on letters and documents which have become available in the last twenty-five years. Michael Kennedy, a leading scholar of British music and a distinguished musical biographer, uses this new material, which includes Elgar's own vast correspondence, in an attempt to get to the centre of the composer's complex personality. Elgar's letters reveal his unpredictable swings of mood, from gaiety and a fondness for puns to morose self-pity and a feeling that he was 'not wanted', and although much of Elgar's music sounds confident and coherent, it also has an underlying layer of unease, melancholy and insecurity. His relationships with his wife and other women…    
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Book details

List price: $73.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/18/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

-Boyhood-s Daze-
-The best of me-
Darkness at noon
The last oratorio
Second Symphony
For the Fallen
Post mortem