David Pear

David Pear

David Pear has written extensively on Australian music and culture.  His Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger (OUP, 2006), edited with Malcolm Gillies and Mark Carroll, gained the Deems Taylor Award of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 2007.

David Pear reviews 'Distant Dreams: The correspondence of Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, 1946–60' edited by Teresa Balough and Kay Dreyfus

April 2021, no. 430 29 March 2021
David Pear reviews 'Distant Dreams: The correspondence of Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, 1946–60' edited by Teresa Balough and Kay Dreyfus
Compiling a selection of letters for publication is a vexing task. Inclusions and exclusions tend to satisfy only the editors. Specialist readers will inevitably find their particular interests inadequately represented, while others will find material included to be offensive or inappropriate. The success of this volume has been secured partly because both editors have worked on books of Grainger ... (read more)