Edward Elgar : A Creative Life
(Jerrold Northrop Moore)
Drawing on a vast amount of source material, much of it previously unpublished, Moore here presents Sir Edward Elgar's life and works as inseparable parts of a single creative whole.
Elgar, O.M.: a Study of a Musician
(Percy Marshall Young)
Dr. Young, a musician as well as a skilled writer, has had access to Elgar papers and letters never before made available. He sees Elgar whole: his Worcester background, his apprenticeship to his art, his growing capacity to compose for special occasions, and his accumulating honors. About 1/3 of the book is allotted to discussion of his compositions.