Percy Grainger
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Printed: 1999 Author: John Bird
Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 0198166524
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Kees Kramer (kees.kramer@gsd.nos.nl) from Huizen, The Netherlands , April 6, 1999
The revised edition of THE Grainger biography by John Bird. In this biography, John Bird masterly tells us about the live, thoughts and "adventures" of one of the strangest music makers of all times, composer and pianist Percy Aldridge Grainger. A very complete book, which is special, for, as the author stresses in his preface, making an understandable view of the complicated life of Grainger, is not a simple task. Besides all important facts about "Perks", the book contains lots of interesting background information, letting us know under which circumstances and in what time the composer lived. Also an updated discography and a list of all places where manuscripts etc. are to be found are included. The current edition is fully revised, the first print was released in the mid seventies. In one word: brilliant!!!