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[Grainger, Percy (composer) : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 3528245
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Description 4 boxes of programs and miscellaneous pieces. 
Series

Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

Summary

Material in the Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection consists of programs and related items for Australian performing arts organisations, Australian artists performing overseas, professional productions performed in Australia (including those featuring overseas performers) and overseas performances of Australian plays, music, etc.

Full contents
  • Box 1: Australian performances by Grainger arranged in chronological order
  • Box 2: Overseas performances by Grainger arranged in chronological order
  • Box 3: Performances featuring music by Grainger
  • Box 4: Ephemera relating to Grainger tributes and exhibitions, articles written by Grainger, articles written about Grainger
 
Biography/History

George Percy Grainger (8 July 1882 – 20 February 1961) was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist. In the course of a long and innovative career he played a prominent role in the revival of interest in British folk music in the early years of the 20th century. He also made many adaptations of other composers' works. Although much of his work was experimental and unusual, the piece with which he is most generally associated is his piano arrangement of the folk-dance tune "Country Gardens". In October 1911 he took the professional name of 'Percy Aldridge Grainger', Aldridge being his mother’s family name.

Notes

Digital master available National Library of Australia

For information about other performances by this artist, see also the ‘Symphony Australia collection of concert touring schedules and artist itineraries 1934 to 1997’ in the Library’s catalogue.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid. 
Subjects Grainger, Percy 1882-1961 -- Miscellanea.  |  Composers -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Pianists -- Australia -- Miscellanea.  |  Theater programs -- Australia.  |  Performing arts -- Australia.  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia.  |  Australian.
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