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Grainger and the Voice

The Essay, Aspects of Grainger Episode 4 of 5

Baritone Stephen Varcoe has long been a champion of the vocal music of Australian-born composer Percy Grainger, having performed and recorded much of it. He talks about how he discovered this music, beginning with Grainger's folksong settings and choral works. Varcoe also makes a case for a reappraisal of Grainger's solo songs, which have been unjustly neglected - largely due to Grainger setting texts by writers who are now deeply unfashionable, particularly Rudyard Kipling - and makes suggestions for interpreting them based on his own performance experiences.

Produced by Jeremy Hayes for Potton Hall Productions.

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15 minutes

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Thu 29 Sep 2011 22:45

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