Elgar's Earnings

Drysdale, John

Published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN 10: 1843837412 / ISBN 13: 9781843837411
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

2013. Hardcover. Although Elgar achieved fame, status and recognition in his lifetime, his earnings did not match the standard of living to which he aspired. Num Pages: 254 pages. BIC Classification: AVGC5; AVGC6; AVH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 242 x 157 x 30. Weight in Grams: 560. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Synopsis: The late nineteenth century was a propitious time for British composers. But while the demand from music publishers for their works grew substantially, the copyright and royalty terms were such that even successful composers could not achieve the levels of earnings enjoyed by other creative artists such as authors, painters and dramatists. However, in the early twentieth century, new sources of earnings emerged, notably performing fees, broadcasting fees and royalties from record sales. Unlike other leading contemporary British composers, who also held prestigious, salaried positions, Elgar was, by his own volition, a freelance composer who relied entirely on the precarious earnings from his works, supplemented by conducting fees and a brief tenure at Birmingham University. As a result, although Elgar achieved fame, status and recognition in his lifetime, both nationally and internationally, his earnings did not match the standard of living to which he aspired. This lack of money, exacerbated by too much expenditure, was a constant source of worry, complaint and frustration to Elgar, even though he had become a beneficiary from the new sources of income in the twentieth century. Elgar's Earnings investigates whether Elgar's complaints about a lack of money can be justified by the facts. Drawing on hitherto neglected primary sources, especially the Novello Business Archive, John Drysdale examines the relatively poor terms offered by music publishers to composers of serious music in general and Elgar in particular and explores the reasons why successful painters and authors, such as G. B. Shaw, could obtain much better terms. This comparative analysis enriches our understanding of the economic and social forces at work in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain and shows how Elgar, despite his insecure financial position, helped to establish the profession of the English composer, to the lasting benefit of future generations. JOHN DRYSDALE is a musicologist and former investment banker.

Review: A fascinating book ... I commend this book to anyone interested in how composers of the time earned an income. SPIRITED MAGAZINE, ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL This study widens our understanding of the place of Elgar's music in terms of social, cultural and economic context ... Drysdale's excellent analysis of Elgar's earnings shows the benefits that economically-focused studies of composers bring to the more contextual understanding of the life decisions and artistic choices they made. MUSICAL TIMES, December 2013 Drysdale (...) should be congratulated on adding a new chapter in Elgar studies. MUSICAL OPINION, July/August 2013 This is a rare, maybe even unique, book. (...) An unexpected, revealing, and truly fascinating book and one which I recommend wholeheartedly. ELGAR SOCIETY JOURNAL

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Elgar's Earnings
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Elgar] Drysdale, John
Published by The Boydell Press, Woodbridge (2013)
ISBN 10: 1843837412 ISBN 13: 9781843837411
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hancock & Monks Music
(Llanwrtyd Wells, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Fine Hardback Copy. 241 pages. Shipping Category: Book/Large Score. Bookseller Inventory # 002315

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
32.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John Drysdale
Published by John Wiley and#38; Sons (2013)
ISBN 10: 1843837412 ISBN 13: 9781843837411
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and#38; Sons, 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FW-9781843837411

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
44.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John Drysdale
Published by Boydell Brewer Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1843837412 ISBN 13: 9781843837411
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell Brewer Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The late nineteenth century was a propitious time for British composers. But while the demand from music publishers for their works grew substantially, the copyright and royalty terms were such that even successful composers could not achieve the levels of earnings enjoyed by other creative artists such as authors, painters and dramatists. However, in the early twentieth century, new sources of earnings emerged, notably performing fees, broadcasting fees and royalties from record sales. Unlike other leading contemporary British composers, who also held prestigious, salaried positions, Elgar was, by his own volition, a freelance composer who relied entirely on the precarious earnings from his works, supplemented by conducting fees and a brief tenure at Birmingham University. As a result, although Elgar achieved fame, status and recognition in his lifetime, both nationally and internationally, his earnings did not match the standard of living to which he aspired. This lack of money, exacerbated by too much expenditure, was a constant source of worry, complaint and frustration to Elgar, even though he had become a beneficiary from the new sources of income in the twentieth century.Elgar s Earnings investigates whether Elgar s complaints about a lack of money can be justified by the facts. Drawing on hitherto neglected primary sources, especially the Novello Business Archive, John Drysdale examines the relatively poor terms offered by music publishers to composers of serious music in general and Elgar in particular and explores the reasons why successful painters and authors, such as G. B. Shaw, could obtain much better terms. This comparative analysis enriches our understanding of the economic and social forces at work in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain and shows how Elgar, despite his insecure financial position, helped to establish the profession of the English composer, to the lasting benefit of future generations. JOHN DRYSDALE is a musicologist and former investment banker. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781843837411

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
49.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Drysdale, John
ISBN 10: 1843837412 ISBN 13: 9781843837411
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 19220307-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
49.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John Drysdale
Published by Boydell Brewer Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1843837412 ISBN 13: 9781843837411
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell Brewer Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The late nineteenth century was a propitious time for British composers. But while the demand from music publishers for their works grew substantially, the copyright and royalty terms were such that even successful composers could not achieve the levels of earnings enjoyed by other creative artists such as authors, painters and dramatists. However, in the early twentieth century, new sources of earnings emerged, notably performing fees, broadcasting fees and royalties from record sales. Unlike other leading contemporary British composers, who also held prestigious, salaried positions, Elgar was, by his own volition, a freelance composer who relied entirely on the precarious earnings from his works, supplemented by conducting fees and a brief tenure at Birmingham University. As a result, although Elgar achieved fame, status and recognition in his lifetime, both nationally and internationally, his earnings did not match the standard of living to which he aspired. This lack of money, exacerbated by too much expenditure, was a constant source of worry, complaint and frustration to Elgar, even though he had become a beneficiary from the new sources of income in the twentieth century. Elgar s Earnings investigates whether Elgar s complaints about a lack of money can be justified by the facts. Drawing on hitherto neglected primary sources, especially the Novello Business Archive, John Drysdale examines the relatively poor terms offered by music publishers to composers of serious music in general and Elgar in particular and explores the reasons why successful painters and authors, such as G. B. Shaw, could obtain much better terms. This comparative analysis enriches our understanding of the economic and social forces at work in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain and shows how Elgar, despite his insecure financial position, helped to establish the profession of the English composer, to the lasting benefit of future generations. JOHN DRYSDALE is a musicologist and former investment banker. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9781843837411

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
51.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Drysdale, John
Published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 1843837412 ISBN 13: 9781843837411
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Boydell & Brewer
(Martlesham, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2013. Book Condition: Brand new. The late nineteenth century was a propitious time for British composers. But while the demand from music publishers for their works grew substantially, the copyright and royalty terms were such that even successful composers could not achieve the levels of earnings enjoyed by other creative artists such as authors, painters and dramatists. However, in the early twentieth century, new sources of earnings emerged, notably performing fees, broadcasting fees a nd royalties from record sales. Unlike other leading contemporary British composers, who also held prestigious, salaried positions, Elgar was, by his own volition, a freelance composer who relied entirely on the precarious ea rnings from his works, supplemented by conducting fees and a brief tenure at Birmingham University. As a result, although Elgar achieved fame, status and recognition in his lifetime, both nationally and internationally, his earnin gs did not match the standard of living to which he aspired. This lack of money, exacerbated by too much expenditure, was a constant source of worry, complaint and frustration to Elgar, even though he had become a beneficiary from the new sources of income in the twentieth century. Elgar's Earnings investigates whether Elgar's complaints about a lack of money can be justified by the facts. Drawing on hitherto neglected primary sources, especially t he Novello Business Archive, John Drysdale examines the relatively poor terms offered by music publishers to composers of serious music in general and Elgar in particular and explores the reasons why successful painters and author s, such as G. B. Shaw, could obtain much better terms. This comparative analysis enriches our understanding of the economic and social forces at work in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain and shows how Elgar, despite h is insecure financial position, helped to establish the profession of the English composer, to the lasting benefit of future generations. JOHN DRYSDALE is a musicologist and former investment banker. Bookseller Inventory # 4346

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 13.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

John Drysdale
Published by BOYE6 (2013)
ISBN 10: 1843837412 ISBN 13: 9781843837411
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BOYE6, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1843837412

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
70.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

ISBN 10: 1843837412 ISBN 13: 9781843837411
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97818438374110000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
73.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Drysdale, John
Published by BOYE6
ISBN 10: 1843837412 ISBN 13: 9781843837411
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BOYE6. Book Condition: Brand New. Ships from USA. FREE domestic shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 1843837412

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
75.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Drysdale, John
Published by Boydell Pr (2013)
ISBN 10: 1843837412 ISBN 13: 9781843837411
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell Pr, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 241 pages. 9.50x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1843837412

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
77.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds