Percy Grainger / Edition 1

Percy Grainger / Edition 1

by Wilfrid Mellers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198162707

ISBN-13: 9780198162704

Pub. Date: 09/10/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A man of extraordinary charisma, Percy Grainger was at once a legendary virtuoso pianist, a composer of highly original music, an arranger, and a "disher up" of folk music who pierced to the music's heart, and figure of some historical significance in relation to ethnomusicology and music education. A study of the music of this paradoxical figure, this

Overview

A man of extraordinary charisma, Percy Grainger was at once a legendary virtuoso pianist, a composer of highly original music, an arranger, and a "disher up" of folk music who pierced to the music's heart, and figure of some historical significance in relation to ethnomusicology and music education. A study of the music of this paradoxical figure, this book looks at the musical influence on his compositions of folk-song and of Grieg, and of those apparent polar opposites, Delius and Bach. It examines some of his more significant pieces in detail; considers his work in recreating traditional material and the music of others; sees him as a champion and transcriber of what is now known as Early Music; and looks at his sometimes alarmingly eccentric notions as to music's nature and purpose. Overriding barriers between art, folk, and pop music, Grainger is difficult to categorize, and is, in the history of music, unique.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198162704
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/10/1992
Series:
Oxford Studies of Composers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.42(d)

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