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Discography
Grainger: Piano Music
Label: Hyperion
Released: October 1, 1996
Catalog Num: CDA66884

Danish Folk-Music Settings

No 8: Jutish Medley


Sentimentals

No 1: Colonial Song


British Folk-Music Settings

No 19: Molly on the Shore

Harvest Hymn


Four Irish Dances

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

arr. Percy Grainger (1882-1961)

No 4: A Reel


American Folk-Music Settings

No 1: Spoon River


British Folk-Music Settings

No 22: Country Gardens


Room-Music Tit-Bits

Walking Tune

Mock Morris

 

Ramble on Love from Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

arr. Percy Grainger (1882-1961)


British Folk-Music Settings

No 4: Shepherd's Hey


Irish tune from County Derry


Room-Music Tit-Bits

Handel in the Strand


Four Irish Dances

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

arr. Percy Grainger (1882-1961)

No 1: A March-Jig 'Maguire's Kick'


Old-English Popular Music

No 4: The hunter in his career


British Folk-Music Settings

No 37: Scotch Strathspey and Reel


In a Nutshell

March: The Gum-Suckers


British Folk-Music Settings

No 38: The merry king

 

In Dahomey 'Cakewalk Smasher'


The solo piano music of Percy Grainger comprises about ninety works, many of which are transcriptions of earlier orchestral or instrumental compositions. Grainger was an inveterate arranger and transcriber of music: of his own compositions, of folk-music from around the world, and of works by masters from Bach and Dowland to Fauré and Richard Strauss.

Despite his apparently loathing the piano, it being 'an affront to destroy a melodiously conceived idea by trying to fit it into the limitations of two hands and a box full of hammers and strings', the nineteen works in this recital capture all the humour, charm and sheer bravado of such 'dish-ups' as Handel in the Strand, Country Gardens and the rest.

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