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From the Archives - Percy Grainger

Australian/American composer and pianist Percy Grainger was an eccentric genius, and a true original. We’ll hear his music and Grainger himself at the piano for a performance of Edvard Grieg's concerto.

Compositions and Recordings

Piano Concerto in A minor
by Edvard Grieg
John Hopkins and the Sydney Symphony
Percy Grainger, piano

Hill Song No. 1
by Percy Grainger
Geoffrey Simon and the Melbourne Symphony

Marching Song of Democracy
by Percy Grainger
Michael Colburn with the Washington Choral Arts Society and the United States Marine Band

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