The new Percy Grainger companion / edited by Penelope Thwaites.
Australian Artists Analysed in this Book
In the thirty years since his Centenary in 1982 it has become
even clearer that Percy Grainger [1882-1961] - composer, pianist
and revolutionary - was a man born out of his time. Many of his
ideas, both musical and social, sit far more easily in our
contemporary world. Those thirty years have also seen a notable
expansion of interest in Grainger's music. Innumerable recordings
have been made, including the first complete Grainger recording
survey by Chandos in its monumental Grainger Edition. The growth
of the internet has made it possible, as never before, for
Grainger's music to be heard widely.
The central theme of The New Percy Grainger Companion is to give information and help from established musicians for performing and listening to this life-celebrating repertoire. The Companion's fully detailed, up-to-date Catalogue of Works - the most complete of any existing catalogue - gives invaluable assistance. Authoritative contextual chapters in the Companion offer some surprising new background information, together with thoughtful evaluations which signal a new twenty-first century perspective in Grainger scholarship.
Includes, bibliography, discography and index.
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