Last updated: 17.12.19
Printed: 1984 Author: Simon Mundy
Publisher: Omnibus Press ISBN: 0711902631
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The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers
Paperback - 138 pages (December 1984), usually ships within 2-3 days.
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fbeck@tiaa-cref.org from New York NY , November 9, 1998
A readable introduction to this great English composer. How did a forty-one-year-old violin teacher in a provincial English townsuddenly become one of Europe's most feted composers? Simon Mundytells the Elgar story with relish and care, and anyone who knows Elgar'smusic will be fascinated.
There are more detailed biographies of Elgar, notably the ones byMichael Kennedy and J.N. Moore, but, if you'd like a concise portrait ofthe man who wrote the Enigma Variations, the Dream of Gerontius andother landmarks in modern music, you'll enjoy this book.