Letters of a Lifetime

Letters of a Lifetime

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Jerrold Northrop Moore, editor of "Letters to his Publishers" (1987) and "The Windflower Letters" (1989), here completes his selection from Elgar's ten thousand letters. He concentrates on letters to friends, including the dramatis personnae of the "Enigma Variations", and such prominent literary and musical figures as George Bernard Shaw, Richard Strauss, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Arthur Bliss, and Adrian Boult. The letters reveal Elgar in all his many moods - now happily discussing details of his works with conductors, now reflective or despairing of his works being properly understood, now delighting in "merry japes" with his friends. The whole is linked by Dr Moore's informative commentary, and the result is a fascinating record of over fifty years of a creative life. The book should appeal to those interested in Elgar and students of 20th-century English music.show more

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  • Hardback | 543 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 35mm | 977g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, bibliography, index
  • 0193154722
  • 9780193154728

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