New book on Percy Grainger


DISTANT DREAMS: THE CORRESPONDENCE OF PERCY GRAINGER AND BURNETT CROSS 1946–60 / With interviews, lectures and other writings on Free Music by Burnett Cross

Edited by Teresa Balough and Kay Dreyfus



Distant Dreams is now available as an e-book from the Lyrebird shop. It publishes, for the first time, the exchange of letters between Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, charting their journey of discovery and the friendship that grew from it. Fully illustrated with Grainger’s sketches, Cross’s drawings and photos of them with Ella Grainger at Grainger’s home in White Plains, this is a tribute to a lasting collaboration and the realisation of Grainger’s dreams of a music worthy of a scientific age.