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Percy Grainger (1882 - 1961)

5. A Prophet Without Honour

Friday 25 June 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Friday 2 July 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod looks at how Grainger anticipated many modern trends in Western music, but his old age brought frustration as his music and ideas became increasingly neglected.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist:

Handel in the Strand
Martin Jones (piano)

The Lonely Desert-Man Sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Della Jones (mezzo-soprano)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
Penelope Thwaites (piano)

Free Music
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Lincolnshire Posy
The Central Band of the RAF
Wing Commander Eric Banks (conductor)

Brigg Fair; The Gypsy's Wedding Day
James Gilchrist (tenor)
Polyphony
Stephen Layton (conductor)

Suite: 'In a Nutshell'
CBSO
Simon Rattle (conductor)




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