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Titre : Edward Elgar and the Nostalgic Imagination
Éditeur : CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Reliure : Soft cover
Etat du livre : New
During his lifetime, and in the course of the twentieth century, Edward Elgar and his music became. . . N° de réf. du libraire 9148598
Synopsis : Elgar is today arguably the most popular British classical composer. During his lifetime, and since his death, Elgar's work has become closely associated with nostalgia of various forms. A controversial topic in contemporary Britain, nostalgia has been condemned as escapist, but here Riley offers a cautious defence of Elgarian nostalgia.
Review of the hardback: '... a heavyweight and widely researched production, at its most distinguished when close descriptive musical analysis focuses ideas and sets off fascinating trains of thought.' Musical Times
Review of the hardback: 'It is built round various abstracts nouns, each applied to Elgar in turn.' The Times Literary Supplement
Review of the hardback: 'There is a particularly limpid and acute discussion of the relations between music and literature involved?' The Times Literary Supplement
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