Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916): A Musical Life


by
Jennifer L. Oates

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 286 pages

File size: 22 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

As the first comprehensive study of MacCunn’s life, this book illustrates how social and cultural situations, as well as personal relationships, influenced his career. Having risen to fame in the late 1880s with a string of Scottish works, MacCunn further highlighted his Caledonian background by cultivating a Scottish artistic persona that defined him throughout his life. A talented composer, but also a difficult individual who made poor professional choices, MacCunn played a role in establishing national identity in British music but also ultimately sabotaged his own career.

As the first comprehensive study of MacCunn’s life, this book illustrates how social and cultural situations, as well as personal relationships, influenced his career. Having risen to fame in the late 1880s with a string of Scottish works, MacCunn further highlighted his Caledonian background by cultivating a Scottish artistic persona that defined him throughout his life. A talented composer, but also a difficult individual who made poor professional choices, MacCunn… (more)

As the first comprehensive study of MacCunn’s life, this book illustrates how social and cultural situations, as well as personal relationships, influenced his career. Having risen to fame in the late 1880s with a string of Scottish works, MacCunn further highlighted his Caledonian background by cultivating a Scottish artistic persona that defined him throughout his life. A talented composer, but also a difficult individual who made poor professional choices, MacCunn played a role in establishing national identity in British music but also ultimately sabotaged his own career.

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