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Maude Puddy and the Elder Conservatorium of Music

(Note: this is an embellished version of an article originally published in Lumen, the University of Adelaide’s alumni magazine.)
Maude Mary Puddy (1883-1974) was one of the first students to graduate from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and certainly one of its more remarkable. Coming from a relatively modest background, her success was testament both to […]

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Percy Grainger and Adelaide

The Archives recently came across several letters from the innovative Australian pianist and composer Percy Grainger to Elder Conservatorium Director and Professor of Music E. Harold Davies.
The first dates from early November 1926, a letter Grainger wrote to Professor Davies from his aunt’s house in the Adelaide suburb of Kensington. In it he sets out […]

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