Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar

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Forever linked to the Last Night of the Proms, the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester cathedrals, and his evocative 'Enigma Variations', Edward Elgar's music is a joy to chorcal societies and orchestras worldwide. The son of a piano tuner, born in a tiny cottage in Worcestershire, brought up as a Roman Catholic in Protestant England, withut university education or formal musical training, Elgar overcame these disadvantages to become the most famous British composer of his generation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 5mm | 163.29g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, (some colour )
  • 0747806217
  • 9780747806219
  • 1,139,571

Table of contents

Background and apprenticeship, 1857-91; Malvern, 1891-1904; Hereford, 1904-11; London and Sussex, 1912-20; The final years, 1921-34; Finding out more about Sir Edward Elgar; Further reading; Principal events;
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About Michael Messenger

Michael Messenger OBE is a director of the Elgar Foundation and Chairman of the Elgar Birthplace Management Committee.
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