Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Grainger Studies-New Journal Available in Print and Free Online

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

Grainger Studies-New Journal Available in Print and Free Online

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Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, is a new annual peer-reviewed publication--available in print and free online. The first issue was published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Percy Grainger's death. It is available in print, and also freely available on the web.

It has been published by the University of Melbourne Library (as the custodian of the Grainger Museum). Dr Belinda Nemec (Melbourne) and Dr David Pear (London) are the editors.

'True to Grainger's life philosophy with its 'all-rounded' attempt to savour as much in life as possible, Grainger Studies is not merely a journal about Percy Grainger--though he figures prominently in it and it is intended that he will continue to do so in future annual issues. But to reflect the wide intellectual scope of Grainger's interests, the journal is intended to represent as authentically as possible the style in which he devoured knowledge so gluttonously. In June 1941, Grainger wrote to his friend Henry Balfour Gardiner: 'Most museums, most cultural endeavors, suffer from being subjected to TOO MUCH TASTE, TOO MUCH ELIMINATION, TOO MUCH SELECTION, TOO MUCH SPECIALISATION! …

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