Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882–1961) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London


Grainger, Percy Aldridge (1882–1961), composer, was born George Percy Grainger at Brighton, Victoria, Australia, on 8 July 1882, the son of John Harry Grainger (1855–1917), architect and engineer, and his wife, Rosa Annie (Rose) Aldridge (1861–1922). He spent his childhood in Melbourne, Victoria...