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Shaw's Musician: Edward Elgar

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Shaw, a music critic until 1894, had up to that time never heard Edward Elgar's music. Elgar became known as a major composer only in the later 1890s, and Shaw, who soon admired Elgar as the best ... More


♦ ♦ “It’s Not Only Trivial, It’s Bad, Vulgar”: Ken Russell’s Composer Biopics and the Uneasy Realignment of Work and Culture

Kay Dickinson

in Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326635
eISBN:
9780199851676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter analyzes British director Ken Russell's biographical film about composer Edward Elgar titled Elgar which was released in 1962. During this period Elgar already seemed a dusty anachronism ... More


Arcadia

Eric Saylor

in English Pastoral Music: From Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041099
eISBN:
9780252099656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041099.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Greek province of Arcadia is perhaps the most important locus for pastoralism in a classical context. Arcadian inhabitants such as shepherds, nymphs, and the god Pan play significant roles in ... More


Elgar Today

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0076
Subject:
Music, History, Western

An early performance of the [Enigma] Variations was quite new without being eccentric, universal and yet absolutely personal, and something that could only emanate from this country. This chapter ... More


Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947

Nalini Ghuman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199314898
eISBN:
9780199372959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314898.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the ramifications of the ‘intertwined and overlapping histories’ of Britain and India on English music in the last fifty years of the Raj and traces the effects of the Indo-British ... More


Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for String Orchestra

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0099
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This work is written for the unusual combination of solo string quartet and full-string orchestra. It is very characteristic of the composer, full of unmistakeable Elgarian melody, especially the big ... More


The Old Lie

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Just as the call to arms in 1914 triggered a search for national identity and increased the pull of patriotism, so it soon became clear that not all the voices of caution and dissent could be ... More


First Performances

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

One hears much of the noble work that Henry Wood did for young British composers; the list of “first performances” at the “Promenade Concerts” by British composers, usually young and unknown, ... More


War

Eric Saylor

in English Pastoral Music: From Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041099
eISBN:
9780252099656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041099.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Pastoral music was one of the most important methods by which composers engaged with the horrors of the First World War, both at home and abroad. This chapter is divided into three sections, each ... More


1896–1898 They Went On…“But Did Not Speak to Each Other”

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Popular

Orchestral rehearsals for the Leeds Festival began toward the end of September at St. James's Hall. A young and nervous Edward Elgar traveled to London to rehearse his Caractacus. Years later, in a ... More


History as poetry: ‘Churchill's Funeral’ and ‘De Jure Belli ac Pacis’ (Canaan, 1996)

Jeffrey Wainwright

in Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The epigraph Geoffrey Hill uses for the first poem in his sequence ‘Churchill's Funeral’ is from Edward Elgar's note on the ‘Cockaigne’ overture and contains the phrase ‘knowing well the history’. It ... More


Introduction to English Music

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

English music is like the tree that flowers once in a hundred years; but unless the tree is alive there can be no flower. Its life depends not only on its intrinsic vitality, but on the soil on which ... More


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