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1868 - Three Scottish Master Musicians

2-4 September 2018


A musical course presented by Alastair Chisholm


It is well known that Bach, Handel and Scarlatti were all born in the same year - 1865. But it is much less known that 1868 was likewise a bumper year for Scottish music, for in that year Hamish MacCunn, composer and conductor, Frederic Lamond, pianist and composer, and John B. McEwen, composer and academic, all first saw the light of day. This course, given by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, told the stories of these three Scottish master musicians and introduced their music, with the help of Feargus Hetherington, violin, Jonathan Cohen, piano, and others. Beginning with a concert by the Kentigern String Quartet, the course included illustrated talks and concerts of relevant music.

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