|Guarneri “del Gesù” (c. 1730) the “Kreisler”|
He hurried home and begged his father to lend him a violin from the stock of the shop, when he at once retired to an attic and straightaway endeavored to pick out the beginning of ‘Oh thou that tellest.’ The first two notes, A and D, were easy on the open strings, but then came difficulties. However, the boy was not to be beaten, and at the end of a fortnight he had mastered the violin part of ‘Oh thou that tellest’.
I had the good fortune to be thrown among an unsorted collection of old books. There were books of all kinds, and all distinguished by the characteristic that they were for the most part incomplete. I busied myself for days and weeks arranging them. I picked out the theological books, of which there were a great many, and put them on one side. Then I made a place for the Elizabethan dramatists, the chronicles including Barker’s and Hollinshed’s, besides a tolerable collection of old poets and translations of Voltaire and all sorts of things up to the eighteenth century. Then I began to read. I used to get up at four or five o’clock in the summer and read—every available opportunity found me reading. I read till dark. I finished reading every one of those books—including the theology. The result of that reading has been that people tell me that I know more of life up to the eighteenth century than I do of my own time, and it is probably true.
- Bizziness (business)
- çkor (score)
- cszquōrrr (score)
- fagotten (forgotten)
- FAX (facts)
- frazes (phrases)
- gorjus (gorgeous)
- phatten (fatten)
- skorh (score)
- SSCZOWOUGHOHR (score)
- Xmas (Christmas)
- Xqqqq (Excuse)
- Xti (Christi)
This is going to be good!
“When Love and Faith meet
There will be Light”
Feby 1910. Queen Ann’s Mansions.
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 Jerrold Northrop Moore, Elgar: A Creative Life (Oxford University Press, 1984), 43.
 Ibid, 44.
 De Cordova, Rudolph. “Illustrated Interviews: LXXXI—Dr. Edward Elgar,” The Strand Magazine 24 (May 1904): 539. Reprinted under the title “Elgar at ‘Craeg Lea,’” in Christopher Redwood, ed., An English Companion (Ashbourne: Sequoia Publishing, 1982), 118-119.
 Michael Kennedy, The Life of Elgar (Cambridge University Press, 2004 ), 123.
 Lesage, Alain-René. The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane (Edinburgh: William Patterson, 1886), xi.
 Ibid, xii.
 John 4:7-15
 Arthur S. Reynolds, “Elgar and Joachim”, The Elgar Society Journal, 2 (July 2007), 27.
 Reynolds, “Elgar and Joachim”, 29
 Leopold Auer, Violin Playing As I Teach It (New York: Dover Publications), 6.
 John 9:1-41
 Geoffrey Hodgkins, “‘Everything I can lay my hands on’: Elgar’s theological library–Part One”, The Elgar Society Journal, 2 (July 2003), 11.
 Reed, William Henry. The Master Musicians: Elgar (J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd, 1946), 67.
 Philippians 1:19
 Moore, Elgar: A Creative Life, 569.
 Mark 10:18
 1 John 4:8
 Hebrews 11:6
 John 8:12
 Alison I. Shiel, “Charles Sanford Terry and the Elgar Violin Concerto”, The Elgar Society Journal, 6 (November 2002), 254.