Buy New
& FREE Shipping. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Complete Solo 78rpm Recor... has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.55
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Complete Solo 78rpm Recordings Box set, Import

5 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Audio CD, Box set, Import, March 8, 2011
"Please retry"
$38.40 & FREE Shipping. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Complete Solo 78rpm Recordings
  • +
  • The Complete Recordings
Total price: $81.18
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

This release is a tribute to the pianism of Percy Grainger who died 50 years ago in February 1961. Grainger was the most reluctant of virtuosos, always wishing that he would be remembered primarily as a composer. However, the large number of recordings he made attests to his greatness as a pianist. Very few of Grainger s recordings are currently available and indeed, many have never been transferred to CD before. This landmark set reveals, in state-of-the-art transfers by Ward Marston, the true glory of Grainger the performer.

Product Details

  • Performer: Percy Grainger
  • Conductor: None
  • Composer: Grieg, Liszt, Stanford-Grainger, Grainger, Debussy, et al.
  • Audio CD (March 8, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: APPIAN ( APR )
  • ASIN: B004IJ66NE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,461 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Percy Grainger Store

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Please discover these discs! From the spectacular young lion of the 1908 and 1914 recordings to the 1945 Deccas, Percy Grainger at the piano even in the recording studio played like a legendary bard. He unwaveringly projects a storybook hero quality that enthralls the listener. His playing always, always sings. Of course there are also the amazing tone colors (listen to how his Bach sounds uncannily like an organ on the piano, much more so than Horowitz), the always fierce, "gangway I'm coming," yet infectiously lilting rhythm, the idiosyncratic rubato, the delicate touch alternating with trumpet-clarion tone, the heart-on-sleeve yet guileless poetry, all delivered with a sheer joy of projection and power of expression which one seldom hears on the concert stage any more.

Like all the grand manner pianists of yore, Grainger altered the score sometimes for expressive purposes (listen to the heady emotion of his manic speed-up of a transitional section in "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen"). His unique habit of arpeggiating (or as he called it, "harping") unbroken chords can be heard not only in his playing of his own works on this set but in his Chopin, MacDowell, Cyril Scott, and others. Calling it arpeggiation doesn't do it justice; under Grainger's extraordinarily supple fingers, it's a plangent, "non-piano" sonority, as if some cosmic Orpheus with polydactylous hands strummed a zither. His dazzling yet earthy "harping" of the big chords in "Molly on the Shore" makes you understand why Gabriel Fauré said upon hearing Grainger play, "It's as if a whole people were dancing.
Read more ›
2 Comments 21 of 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Complete Solo 78rpm Recordings
This item: Complete Solo 78rpm Recordings
Price: $38.40
Ships from and sold by

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for Similar Items by Category