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Edward Elgar and the Nostalgic Imagination


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1. Nostalgia; 2. Memory: thematic reminiscence in Elgar; Hauntings; Epiphanies; Autumnal harmonies; 3. Nobility: the ideal in the present; Negative nobility; Faith and ruin; 4. Nature: the rural Pan; The wind among the pines; Aeolian visitations; Nature and form; 5. Childhood: the Romantic child; Moore's 'Better Land'; Starlight and recollection; The Elgarian child transformed; 6. Identity: the feminine element inside; Imperialist nostalgia; A demon for counterpoint; 7. Waters: A flowing-awayness; Penal waters; Severn and Amazon; Bibliography.

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A study of nostalgia in the music of the popular twentieth-century composer Edward Elgar.

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Matthew Riley is Lecturer in Music at the University of Birmingham.


Review of the hardback: '... a heavyweight and widely researched production, at its most distinguished when close descriptive musical analysis focuses ideas and sets off fascinating trains of thought.' Musical Times
Review of the hardback: 'It is built round various abstracts nouns, each applied to Elgar in turn.' The Times Literary Supplement
Review of the hardback: 'There is a particularly limpid and acute discussion of the relations between music and literature involved...' The Times Literary Supplement

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