Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (Full Score)
By (author) Edward Elgar
Edward Elgar by Edward Elgar
Book DescriptionOne of the last of the Romantic composers, Edward Elgar (1857 1934) was also one of England's greatest. Famous for the boldness of his musical creations, he composed works notable for their striking colors and unique, very personal sense of structure. The two symphonies in this collection represent Elgar's best and most powerful work.The Symphony No, 1 in A-flat Major (Op. 55), termed by "Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians" as "the majestic opening of the richest periods in Elgar's career," created a sensation and was performed more than 100 times in the year of its debut. Its companion piece in this edition, Symphony No. 2 in E-flat Major (Op. 63), achieves an even greater degree of clarity and directness of expression. According to "Grove's," "it may be taken to be the high-water mark of Elgar's creative genius in instrumental music." The composer himself called this work "the passionate pilgrimage of the soul."Reproduced from authoritative scores in this handy, high-quality volume, the symphonies are sure to be warmly received by musicians and music lovers alike. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486408552
(292mm x 216mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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