Keeping up with a true polymath
The New Percy Grainger Companion
edited by Penelope Thwaites
The Boydell Press (Inbooks), $99.95 hb, 332 pp, 9781843836018
There is too much Percy Grainger for one person. Having studied the man for twenty-five years, I still cannot account for his ability to achieve so much in so many fields. The thousands of lengthy letters he wrote alone constitute a lifetime’s work, irrespective of the music, the concert performances, the teaching, the publishing.