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Elgar and the Establishment

Wednesday 30 July 2008 23:00-23:15 (Radio 3)

Four commentators reflect on aspects of Elgar in the context of his time and after, exploring the contradictions and enigmas in his complex and paradoxical personality.

Duration:

15 minutes

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3/4. Elgar and the Establishment

Elgar was the son of a local Worcester shop-keeper, yet became a pillar of the establishment as Sir Edward Elgar of Broadheath, OM. David Cannadine, Professor of British History at the University of London's Institute of Historical Research, reflects on the images Elgar cultivated of himself and how far these are relevant or helpful today.




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