Penelope Thwaites & John Lavender: Percy Grainger's World Tour
- Date: Friday, 15 July 2011, 7:30pm
- Venue: 2, Temple Place (London) — London WC2, United Kingdom
This musical odyssey mirrors Percy Grainger’s travels as a solo pianist, collector of folk-music and composer to northern Europe (he was Grieg’s favourite pianist), Britain and finally to the USA: a programme entirely made up of pieces for four hands and two pianos, including five original Grainger pieces and arrangements of works by his contemporaries Grieg and Delius. In 1907, Delius said in a letter to Grainger “I think we all three have something in common”. The concert concludes with a spectacular arrangement of Gershwin: Fantasy on themes from Porgy & Bess.
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