Edward Elgar Quote

An Englishman will take you into a large room, beautifully proportioned, and will point out to you that it is white- all over white- and somebody will say what exquisite taste. You know in your own mind, in your own soul, that it is not taste at all˘that is the want of taste˘that is mere evasion. English music is white and evades everything.


A future for English music, and other lectures (ed. 1968)

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An Englishman will take you into a large room, beautifully proportioned, and will point out to you that it is white- all over white- and somebody...

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An Englishman will take you into a large room, beautifully proportioned, and will point out to you that it is white- all over white- and somebody...

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An Englishman will take you into a large room, beautifully proportioned, and will point out to you that it is white- all over white- and somebody...

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An Englishman will take you into a large room, beautifully proportioned, and will point out to you that it is white- all over white- and somebody...