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Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

Abstract

In his later years Percy Grainger (1882-1961) penned over twenty personal sketches, intending them as the basis of an autobiography. This book draws a vivid portrait of the Australian–American musician exclusively using these unpublished sketches and upon a plan Grainger himself had intended. The volume first introduces Grainger's forebears, father, mother, friends, wife, and himself before moving on to his views on composition, performance, and the broader musical world. Grainger wanted everything about himself to be known, and this volume attempts to honour his wish. His compositional views, ... More

Keywords: composition, pianism, Vaughan Williams, Frederick Delius, Igor Stravinsky, sado-masochism, racial theory, physical culture, mother fixation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305371
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Gillies, editor
Australian National University

David Pear, editor
Monash University, Melbourne

Mark Carroll, editor
University of Adelaide

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Part I The Man

1 Forebears

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

2 Father

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3 Mother

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4 Friends

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5 Wife

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6 Self

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Part II. The Musician

7 Composer

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

8 Performer

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

9 Commentator

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List of Sources

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