The all-round man : selected letters of Percy Grainger, 1914-1961 (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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The all-round man : selected letters of Percy Grainger, 1914-1961

Author: Percy Grainger; Malcolm Gillies; David Pear
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Percy Grainger was one of the most colourful of this century's cultural figures. As a pianist and largely self-taught composer he was feted in the 1910s and the 1920s, and is probably still best known for the work he 'dished up' in many different guises, Country Gardens. But Grainger aspired to the role of 'the all-round man' and nourished ideas, some brilliant, others ludicrous, across the full range of human
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Correspondance
Named Person: Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger; Percy Aldridge Grainger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Percy Grainger; Malcolm Gillies; David Pear
ISBN: 0198163770 9780198163770
OCLC Number: 30547744
Description: xxvi, 301 pages : illustrations, portraits, pls., facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: 'My adorable, adoredest mum' --
'An untamed buffalo' --
'The all-round man' --
'My silly selfish self-indulgence'.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by Malcolm Gillies and David Pear.
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Selected from the 15,000 surviving Grainger letters, these 76 letters record Grainger's fascinating life as a musician and his frequently unconventional views on nationality, race, religion, sex,  Read more...

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