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Percy Grainger (1882 - 1961)

1. Introducing Percy

Monday 21 June 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Monday 28 June 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod looks beyond the sensational aspects of Grainger's life to discover a musician who desperately wanted to be taken seriously.


1 hour


Grainger: Country Gardens
Percy Grainger (piano)

Grainger: My Robin is to the Greenwood gone
City of London Sinfonia
Richard Hickox (conductor)

Grainger: Hill Song No 1
RNCM Wind Orchestra
Clark Rundell (conductor)

Elgar (arr Grainger): Nimrod
Grainger: Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's Flower Waltz
Martin Jones (piano)

Grainger: Jungle-Book Verses
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus
Richard Hickox (conductor)

Grainger: The Immovable Do
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Hickox (conductor)

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