Edward Elgar and the nostalgic imagination
Elgar is today arguably the most popular British classical composer. During his lifetime, and since his death, Elgar's work has become closely associated with nostalgia of various forms. A controversial topic in contemporary Britain, nostalgia has been condemned as escapist, but here Riley offers a cautious defence of Elgarian nostalgia.
Musical Score, Undefined, 2007
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007