Percy Grainger

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Birthday
8, 1882
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Feb 20, 1961 (78)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1882
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Feb 20, 1961 (78)

About

Known for his experimental compositions and for renewing interest in British folk music during the first half of the 20th century.

Before Fame

He became known as a society pianist and concert performer, composer, and folk-melody collector during his time in London from 1901 until 1914.

Trivia

He was stricken with poor health following World War II, thus cramping his output and giving him notions that he had failed at his career.

Family Life

His father was architect John Grainger who was heralded for designing the Princes Bridge across Melbourne's Yarra River.

Associated With

His best-known work was "Country Gardens," but he was also known for other compositions such as "Marching Song of Democracy," a Walt Whitman -themed piece.