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Cambridge Companion to Elgar

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ISBN-10: 0521826233

ISBN-13: 9780521826235

Edition: 2004

Authors: Daniel M. Grimley, Julian Rushton

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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.
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Book details

List price: $101.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 278
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Daniel M. Grimley is university lecturer in music at the University of Oxford, tutorial fellow of Merton College, and senior lecturer in music at University College. He is the editor of "The Cambridge Companion to Sibelius" and the author of "Grieg and Carl Nielsen and the Idea of Modernism".

Notes on contributors
Bibliographical abbreviations
List of volumes in the Elgar Complete Edition (Elgar Society Edition)
Elgar and his British contemporaries
Elgar and his publishers
Magic by mosaic: some aspects of Elgar's compositional methods
Elgar's musical language: the shorter instrumental works
The early choral works
Elgar's later oratorios: Roman Catholicism, decadence and the Wagnerian dialectic of shame and grace
Roman Catholicism and being musically English: Elgar's church and organ music
'A smiling with a sigh': the chamber music and works for strings
In search of the symphony: orchestral music to 1908
Orchestral music from 1908-1934
Elgar's unwumbling: the theatre music
Elgar and recording Timothy Day
Elgar and the BBC
Elgar's German critics
Functional music: imperialism, the Great War, and Elgar as popular composer Charles
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