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Portrait of Elgar
By Michael Kennedy

Portrait of Elgar

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Portrait of Elgar by Michael Kennedy

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The public image of Elgar as patriotic country squire was established in his lifetime, but, in reality, it concealed a highly complex, sometimes baffling, private individual. Although acquaintances found him a man of endless curiosity and good humour, his family and close friends knew him to be rather different: a prey to despair, neurotically mistrustful both of himself and of those who loved him and so damaged by the condescension and neglect of his early years that emotionally he never recovered. This is a reissue of the third edition of Michael Kenedy's portrait of this complexman - not an analytical survey of the music but a faithful likeness of the composer, recognizable, but at the same time a thoroughly individual interpretation of the subject.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198163657
ISBN-10: 0198163657
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Pages: 394
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-May-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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