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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

GRAINGER, PERCY, 1882-1961
MUS 5


Percy Grainger fonds.  - 1896-1961.  - 24 cm of textual records.  - 1 photograph. 

Biographical sketch
Composer, pianist, conductor and publisher born in Australia, Percy Grainger moved to the United States in 1914, teaching piano at Chicago Musical College (1919-28).  From 1932 to 1933 he was chairman of the music department at New York University.  He was guest artist with the Schubert Choir in 1933 and 1937, and also one of the first guest artists with the Musical Art Club, of which he was honourary president until his death. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining to the musical activities of Percy Grainger:  concert programmes; press clippings; catalogues of works and recordings; publicity flyers; syllabus; photograph postcard of the Flonzaley Quartet. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the Percy Grainger Library Society in 1964. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  inventory. 

Associated material:  the Percy Grainger fonds is conserved in part at the Grainger Museum in Australia (founded by P. Grainger), in the Grainger Library in White Plains, New York, and in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 



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