Sunday, January 26, 2014

Percy Grainger - Lullaby from "Tribute to Foster"

Today is Australia Day, and so today's music is from Australia's most famous composer, Percy Grainger.  There's nothing particularly recognizable as "Australian" in his music, just as there's nothing recognizably American in most composers from these shores.

Grainger's biggest contribution to music was to popularize the use of folk song melodies, as did Edvard Grieg and Ralph Vaughan Williams.  This is his most famous composition - so famous that it's used in the oddest sort of TV shows.

1 comment:

libertyman said...

Great introduction to someone new to me.

Always an education on a Sunday morning Professor Borepatch! Always something to learn.