The Music Makers

Edward Elgar

The Music Makers

Op. 69

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Perhaps no mature composition of Elgar arouses mixed feelings, even among stalwart Elgarians, as does "The Music Makers". By 1912 the sentiment stated in the text, a poem by Arthur O'Shaughnessy of several decades previous, seemed dated and naove: that the creative artist's output has an immense influence on the destin... read more