- Elgar, Edward
Cockaigne (In London town) Op. 40.
Boosey & Hawkes, London, , Wraps, , , Very Good
70 pp. Full Score. Fraying to spine, PO sig, light tanning to pages, some marks in blue and red crayon by previous owner, a professional conductor, else very good. Boosey & Hawkes. c. 1901. Plate H. 3239. ''But if you say that Elgar's Cockaigne overture combines every classic quality of a concert overture with every lyrical and dramatic quality of the overture to Die Meistersinger, you are either uttering a platitude as safe as a compliment to Handel on the majesty of the 'Hallelujah' Chorus, or else damning yourself to all critical posterity by uttering a gaffe that will make your grandson blush for you. Personally, I am prepared to take the risk. What do I care for my grandson? Give me Cockaigne.''--G.B. Shaw.