I recently read a blog posting about Sir Edward Elgar (http://luminousmuse.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/my-dad-and-elgar/
) that gave me pause and prompted me to seek out some of Sir Edward's material at my local library. Elgar is best known for the graduation staple, Pomp & Circumstance
but there's so much more to Elgar than that one piece. There's a lush beauty and a youthful innocence to his material. In some ways one might even argue that Sir Edward's innocence is to classical music what Brian Wilson's innocence was/is to pop music. I've been listening to his Wand of Youth
I & II and Nursery
So far I'm quite enjoying the material and will likely seek out more of Elgar's material in the future.