Hamish MacCunn

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Hamish MacCunn (22 March 1868 – 2 August 1916) was a Scottish Romantic composer, conductor and teacher. His opera Diarmid (libretto by the Marquis of Lome), was produced at Covent Garden on 23 October 1897. His other music includes cantatas, concert overtures, part-songs, instrumental pieces and songs, all markedly Scottish in type. He had a genuine love of Scottish folksong, and although he lived in London he was a lifelong champion of Scottish music and of the country’s musical life.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Land of the Mountain and the Flood / The Ship o' the Fiend / The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow / Jeanie Deans / The Lay of the Last Minstrel Hamish MacCunn; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins 1
2007 Spirit of Scotland Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Arnold, Verdi, MacCunn 1

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