David Cannadine, 21 March 1985
Show More Elgar, the Man by Michael De-la-Noy.
Allen Lane/Viking, 340 pp., £12.95, September 1984, 0 7139 1532 3Show More
Edward Elgar: A Creative Life by Jerrold Northrop Moore.
Oxford, 841 pp., £35, June 1984, 0 19 315447 1Show More
Spirit of England: Edward Elgar in his World by Jerrold Northrop Moore.
Heinemann, 175 pp., £10.95, February 1984, 0 434 47541 6Show More
The Elgar-Atkins Friendship by E. Wulstan Atkins.
David and Charles, 510 pp., £15, April 1984, 0 7153 8583 6Show More
“... There is a famous photograph of Elgar taken at the moment he completed the orchestral scoring of The Dream of Gerontius. He wears a buttoned-up jacket and a wing collar, and sports a walrus moustache of formidable proportions. In dress and demeanour, he looks stiff, starched and stuffed: Colonel Blimp before his time. And yet the eyes suggest a very different personality: dreamy, passionate, visionary, a man of poetic imagination with his sights set surely on the sublime ...”