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Author Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961.

Title The all-round man : selected letters of Percy Grainger, 1914-1961 / edited by Malcolm Gillies and David Pear.

Published Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  786.2092 GRAI    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  786.2092 GRAI  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Grainger  016.7862092 GRAI    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Grainger  016.7862092 GRAI    NOT FOR LOAN
Uniform title Correspondence. Selections
Physical description xxvi, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 endeavour: race, nationality, sex, language, life-style, food, clothes, technology, ecology.
The All-Round Man depicts that scrabbling diversity through seventy-six challenging letters from Grainger's 'American' years, 1914-61. These letters are fascinating to read: they are cultivated 'rambles' (as Grainger actually called several of his compositions), not dissimilar to today's telephone conversations. Often written in Grainger's crunchy 'Blue-eyed English', they explore uninhibitedly every corner of his public and private life. They reflect the magnificent attempts of a great but flawed mind to encompass the world.
Other author Gillies, Malcolm.
Pear, David.
Subject Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961 -- Correspondence.
Composers -- Correspondence.
ISBN 0198163770