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Forever linked to the Last Night of the Proms, the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester cathedrals, and his evocative 'Enigma Variations', Edward Elgar's music is a joy to chorcal societies and orchestras worldwide. The son of a piano tuner, born in a tiny cottage in Worcestershire, brought up as a Roman Catholic in Protestant England, withut university education or formal musical training, Elgar overcame these disadvantages to become the most famous British composer of his generation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747806219
ISBN-10: 0747806217
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Pages: 56
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Messenger

Michael Messenger OBE is a director of the Elgar Foundation and Chairman of the Elgar Birthplace Management Committee.