Donald Macleod explores how Elgar's music was influenced by the landscape of the Malvern hills, where he set up home in 1891.
In 1891, Elgar and his wife returned from London to set up home in the shadow of the Malvern hills. Donald Macleod explores how Elgar's music was influenced by the landscape around him.
Elgar emerged onto the scene at a time when Britain was still described as 'a land without music'. He played a central role in reviving this country's musical reputation, and his success won him fame, honours and a place at the heart of the cultural establishment. Nevertheless, he cast himself as an outsider throughout his long career.