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The Resource Edward Elgar, the Windflower letters : correspondence with Alice Caroline Stuart Wortley and her family, Edward Elgar; Volume editor Jerrold Northrop Moore

Edward Elgar, the Windflower letters : correspondence with Alice Caroline Stuart Wortley and her family, Edward Elgar; Volume editor Jerrold Northrop Moore

Label
Edward Elgar, the Windflower letters : correspondence with Alice Caroline Stuart Wortley and her family
Title
Edward Elgar, the Windflower letters
Title remainder
correspondence with Alice Caroline Stuart Wortley and her family
Statement of responsibility
Edward Elgar; Volume editor Jerrold Northrop Moore
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of letters mainly by Elgar to Alice Stuart Wortley who became associated with Elgar's Violin Concerto of 1910, "Windflower", the name he gave her after themes she inspired in this work. These letters are set against the background of the Edwardian artistic and intellectual life.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Elgar, Edward
Dewey number
  • 780.924
  • 789 ELGAR
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Undergraduate
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Moore, Jerrold Northrop
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elgar, Edward
  • Stuart, Wortley Alice Caroline
  • Composers
  • Western "classical" music
  • Biography: general
  • Music
  • Art music, orchestral & formal music
  • Biography: general
Summary expansion
In the course of Elgar's life (1857-1934) he developed close relationships with a number of women friends and admirers. Probably the profoundest of these was with Alice Stuart Wortley, daughter of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Sir John Everett Millais and whose previous marriage to John Ruskin had ended in annulment. Her relationship with Elgar ripened gradually from one of social acquaintance and admiration to an intimate involvement with the composition of some of his greatest masterpieces. Their relationship spanned three decades which saw Elgar's greatest triumphs and greatest griefs - from the height of his success in the early 20th century through World War I to his declining years, the death of his wife and his waning popularity. The work most closely associated with Alice Stuart Wortley is the Violin Concerto of 1910, "Windflower" being the name Elgar gave to her after themes which she inspired in that work. This book is a collection of letters mainly written by Edward Elgar to Alice Stuart Wortley. The majority of the letters in this volume are from Elgar since hardly any from the Stuart Wortley family survive. Their evolution is set against a background of Edwardian artistic and intellectual life, first nights by Shaw, Barrie, Pinero, Granville Barker, Royal Academy dinners and private concerts and the selection contains many letters hitherto unpublished. Jerrold Northrop Moore is also author of "Edward Elgar: A Creative Life" and "Elgar and his Publishers: Letters of a Creative Life"
Target audience
specialized
Label
Edward Elgar, the Windflower letters : correspondence with Alice Caroline Stuart Wortley and her family, Edward Elgar; Volume editor Jerrold Northrop Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardback
Contents
A note on the destruction of letters. The Windflower letters 1902-1934
Control code
9780193154735
Dimensions
23x16x3 cm.
Extent
368 p.
Isbn
9780193154735
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
half-tones, 12p.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Edward Elgar, the Windflower letters : correspondence with Alice Caroline Stuart Wortley and her family, Edward Elgar; Volume editor Jerrold Northrop Moore
Publication
Note
Hardback
Contents
A note on the destruction of letters. The Windflower letters 1902-1934
Control code
9780193154735
Dimensions
23x16x3 cm.
Extent
368 p.
Isbn
9780193154735
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
half-tones, 12p.
Specific material designation
regular print

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