Thursday, July 08, 2010

Percy Grainger 1882 Percy Grainger (d. February 20, 1961), Australian-born American pianist, composer and champion of the saxophone. He is also remembered for his sexual peccadillos.

He was born in Brighton, Victoria, Australia. From 1901 to 1914, Grainger lived in London where he befriended and was influenced by Edvard Grieg.

He moved to the United States in 1914 and became an American citizen in 1918. His most enduring compositions are folk music settings for piano written during this time, including 'Country Gardens'.

In collaboration with Burnett Cross, Grainger invented the 'Free Music Machine', an ancestor of the electric synthesizer ...

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