Percy Grainger

Percy Grainger

Reference number:

11040
£195.00

Description:

A good original vintage circa 1930s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Percy Grainger / English composer Arnold Bax d1953 and English baritone singer Frederick Austin d1952

Double mounted for fine display with photograph

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

18x15cm Sized Page

20x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Image

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Percy Grainger

PERCY GRAINGER d1961. Prolific Innovative Australian born composer of over 1200 works, probably best known for his solo piano piece Country Gardens which despite assisting in securing his financial circumstances and reputation he grew to detest playing. By 1925, he was commanding fees of $5000 a week for performing and $200 an hour giving private lessons. In 1929, he developed a style of orchestration known as Elastic Scoring. He became Dean of Music at New York University in 1932 making Jazz music part of his syllabus. His music declined in popularity after WW2 which hit his spirits hard and his personal life was often controversial. In later years his health declined and he often played for free. He died of cancer in 1961. Many items from his life are nowadays preserved at The Grainger Museum within the grounds of The University of Melbourne

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Percy Grainger

Reference number:

4359
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Description:

A wonderful cardstock photograph with added "Marching Song Of Democracy" musical score and dedication clearly signed in ink ; "To Captain C H Jaeger in boundless admiration of his conducting genius and with warm thanks for his superb interpretation of my music from Percy Grainger June 1957".

ALSO included two later circa 1965 signed personal letters on card from Ella Gainger to Jiggs Jaeger.

 

Certification:

From an outstanding 1950s autograph collection all obtained in person by Lt Colonel Jiggs Jaeger of The Irish Guards who was their very well known Director Of Music . The photograph and dedication is to him as he often transposed Graingers traditional arrangements into arrangements for military bands. There is a short letter from Jiggs Jaegers daughter Maureen detailing the history of her meeting Percy and Ella Grainger at dinner as a 13 year old. UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

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