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Edward Elgar as a Receptor of Bach's Organ Works

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199917235
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980321 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917235.003.0006
Edward Elgar as a Receptor of Bach's Organ Works

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This chapter investigates how Edward Elgar championed Bach's organ music as a church organist and an orchestral transcriber. It also examines his activities as a devotee and unofficial critic of Bach's organ works, with emphasis on the annotations that he made in his personal copy of Albert Schweitzer's book on Bach. The annotations made by Elgar in his personal copy of the Peters edition of Bach's complete organ works are also taken into consideration.

Keywords: annotations; Bach; Elgar; orchestral; organ; Peters; receptor; Schweitzer; transcriber

Chapter.  9089 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Applied Music

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