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Percy Aldridge Grainger

Grainger, Percy Aldridge (grānˈjər) [key], 1882–1961, Australian-American pianist and composer. A friend of Grieg, whose music he often played, he settled (1914) in the United States after establishing an international reputation as a pianist and composer. His interest in folk music is exemplified in his many settings of English folk melodies.

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