Item #CL198-91 Composer Percy Grainger Autograph
Composer Percy Grainger Autograph
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Composer Percy Grainger Autograph

1925. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed and dated by photographer “F. E. Morse”, and inscribed, signed and dated by Grainger in ink on image lower left, 33 x 26.1cm. Framed.

Inscription reads “To that inspiring conductor and fellow musician Bernard Heinze, in memory of our joyous concert of Oct. 26 and Oct. 30, 1926. From his admiring friend, Percy Grainger, Nov. 1, 1926.” Image held in NLA, dated “1925.”

Percy Grainger (1882–1961) was an Australian-born, American composer, arranger and pianist known for his innovative career, his role in the revival of interest in British folk music, and his experimental works. Bernard Heinze (Aust., 1894–1982) was a musician and conductor of the Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society, and founder of the Melbourne String Quartet. Both Heinze and Grainger were heavily involved in musical education. Ref: ADB, Wiki, Grainger Museum.

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