Sir Ernest MacMillan Ezra Schabas

ISBN: 9780802028495

Published: September 23rd 1994

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Sir Ernest MacMillan  by  Ezra Schabas

Sir Ernest MacMillan by Ezra Schabas
September 23rd 1994 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9780802028495 | 8.79 Mb

As a conductor, organist, pianist, composer, educator, writer, administrator, and musical statesman, Sir Ernest MacMillan stands as a towering figure in Canadas musical history. His role in the development of music in Canada from the beginning ofMoreAs a conductor, organist, pianist, composer, educator, writer, administrator, and musical statesman, Sir Ernest MacMillan stands as a towering figure in Canadas musical history.

His role in the development of music in Canada from the beginning of this century to 1970 was pivotal. He conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for twenty-five years, and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for fifteen. He was principal of the Toronto (now Royal) Conservatory of Music and dean of the University of Torontos Faculty of Music. He founded both the Canadian Music Council and the Canadian Music Centre, and was a founding member of the Canada Council.

He was also the first president of the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada (CAPAC). Ezra Schabas provides not only the first detailed biography of MacMillan, but also a frank, richly detailed, and handsomely illustrated account of the Canadian music scene.

He tells of MacMillans rise in Canada, from his early years as a church organist to his international successes as a guest conductor- from his internment in a German prison camp to the knighthood conferred on him by King George V. As Robertson Davies said of MacMillan, It is on the achievements of such men that the culture of a country rests.

Their work is not education, but revelation, and there is always about it something of prophetic splendour..



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