Download e-book for iPad: Edward Elgar and His World (The Bard Music Festival) by Byron Adams

By Byron Adams

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) is certainly some of the most interesting, very important, and influential figures within the heritage of British song. He rose from humble beginnings and accomplished status with tune that to today is liked via audiences in England, and his paintings has secured an everlasting legacy around the world. top students learn the composer's lifestyles in Edward Elgar and His World, offering a complete portrait of either the guy and the age within which he lived.

Elgar's fulfillment is remarkably various and wide-ranging, from immensely renowned works just like the recognized Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1--a ordinary function of yank graduations--to sweeping masterpieces like his nice oratorio The Dream of Gerontius. The individuals discover Elgar's Catholicism, which positioned him at odds with the prejudices of Protestant Britain; his glorification of British colonialism; his populist traits; his internal lifestyles as an encouraged autodidact; the aristocratic London drawing rooms the place his popularity was once made; the category prejudice with which he contended all through his profession; and his anguished response to international struggle I. released together with the 2007 Bard tune pageant and the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Elgar's delivery, this stylish and thought-provoking quantity illuminates the greatness of this complete English composer and brings vividly to existence the wealthy landscape of Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

The individuals are Byron Adams, Leon Botstein, Rachel Cowgill, Sophie Fuller, Daniel M. Grimley, Nalini Ghuman Gwynne, Deborah Heckert, Charles Edward McGuire, Matthew Riley, Alison I. Shiel, and Aidan J. Thomson.

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