THE NEW PERCY GRAINGER COMPANION

Edited by PENELOPE THWAITES
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In the thirty-five years since his centenary in 1982 it has become 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 the contemporary world. Those years have also seen a notable expansion of interest in Grainger’s music. Innumerable recordings have been made, including the monumental Grainger survey by Chandos.The New Percy Grainger Companion gives information and help to perform and listen to this life-celebrating repertoire, with chapters offering new background information and thoughtful evaluations.

. . . an invaluable – and essential – contribution towards a fuller understanding of a composer on the cusp of overdue rediscovery. CLASSICAL MUSIC