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I have Simon Rattle to thank for my first encounter with The Warriors —definitely a case of once heard, never forgotten—but it was Sir Thomas Beecham who it seems sowed the first seeds for this wildly infectious score. Having premiered Grainger's English Dance he duly suggested a ballet, doubtless half expecting his close association with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes to bear fruit in a commission. In the event, no commission was forthcoming, leaving Grainger's magnum opus in search of some choreography.
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Austrailian-born composer Percy Grainger wrote a strange letter to his girlfriend this day in But it gets even weirder. Although he never married this particular girlfriend, he and his later wife documented and photographed their sadistic tendencies. The walls and ceilings of their room were covered in mirrors so that after sessions of self-flagellation they could take pictures from all angles.
Male savage [figurine], c. Cork, feather, shell, paint, cloth, beads, paper, pins. Given to Percy Grainger by Knud Larsen,
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One of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, Percy Grainger, most famously associated with his composition Country Gardens and as a collector of English folk songs, is often decried as a purveyor of salon kitsch. But as the Consort of Melbourne prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Grainger's death with a retrospective concert, conductor and singer Peter Tregear maintains our most famous composer is too quickly dismissed. Overlooked genius