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The Life of Elgar

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August 2014

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

An important biography of Elgar, drawing on letters and documents which have become available in the last twenty-five years.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. 'Boyhood's Daze'; 2. Helen; 3. Alice; 4. Caractacus; 5. Enigma; 6. 'The best of me'; 7. Darkness at noon; 8. The last oratorio; 9. Symphony; 10. Windflower; 11. Second Symphony; 12. For the Fallen; 13. Brinkwells; 14. Post mortem; 15. Vera.

Portrait

Michael Kennedy has been the music critic for the Sunday Telegraph since 1989. He has written numerous musical biographies, particularly of British composers and conductors, including A Portrait of Elgar (1986). His most recent book is a highly acclaimed study of Richard Strauss (Cambridge, 1999).

Pressestimmen

'The author ... writes with a great sympathy for his subject, as well as a love for his music ... [his] wide-ranging knowledge gives this thoroughly enjoyable biography a cultural depth which enriches one's understanding of the life and work of this complicated musical genius and English gentleman.' Contemporary Review 'Michael Kennedy's elegantly written volume is full of interesting and sagacious comments on Elgar's compositions ...'. The Sunday Telegraph
EAN: 9780521810760
ISBN: 0521810760
Untertitel: 'Musical Lives'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2014
Seitenanzahl: 228 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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