Instead, there was a high school band striking up the Elgar march “Pomp and Circumstance.”
The Falklands gets mentioned on page three; there is music by Elgar (of course) and Parry.
In a few pages are enough melodies and themes to set up a Puccini—or for that matter a Strauss or an Elgar—for life.
The other elements we find to be unlike Wagner and unlike every other composer but Elgar.
Last night at the café, one of the despatch riders played Chopin, Tchaikowsky, and Elgar like a professional.
In modern music Elgar's his man; in modern literature, Tolstoy.
Then attention may be given to the modern works and works more rarely performed, like those of Elgar, Perosi and others.
In his use of the modern orchestra Elgar need be considered second to none.
Now, all these facts make Mr. Elgar a very interesting person.
Dr. Elgar's more recent compositions seem to require nearly as much talking about as Wagner's.