Jerrold Northrop Moore pursues his quest for the essential Elgar and sets out the story of an extraordinarily creative life.
It shows themes of childhood, fantasy and vision fusing into a mature style of nobility and nostalgia.
Above all it links the composer to the English landscape that formed the backdrop to all of his work, from his earliest years.
This powerful short book is the outcome of half a century's thought and reflection by a leading Elgar biographer.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 16/02/2006
- Category: Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
- ISBN: 9780571223381