Erik Chisholm

Born 4 January 1904. Died 8 June 1965
Erik Chisholm
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1904-01-04
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Erik Chisholm

Erik Chisholm Biography (Wikipedia)

Erik William Chisholm (4 January 1904 – 8 June 1965) was a Scottish composer, pianist, organist and conductor sometimes known as "Scotland's forgotten composer". According to his biographer, Chisholm "was the first composer to absorb Celtic idioms into his music in form as well as content, his achievement paralleling that of Bartók in its depth of understanding and its daring", which led some to give him the nickname "MacBartók". As composer, performer and impresario, he played an important role in the musical life of Glasgow between the two World Wars and was a founder of the Celtic Ballet and, together with Margaret Morris, created the first full-length Scottish ballet, The Forsaken Mermaid. After World War II he was Professor and Head of the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town for 19 years until his death. Chisholm founded the South African College of Music opera company in Cape Town and was a vital force in bringing new operas to Scotland, England and South Africa. By the time of his death in 1965, he had composed over a hundred works.

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Erik Chisholm
Concerto For Violin And Orchestra
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Concerto For Violin And Orchestra
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Concerto For Violin And Orchestra
Erik Chisholm
From the Edge of the True World: No 8, Port a beul
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From the Edge of the True World: No 8, Port a beul
Erik Chisholm
Dance suite for piano and orchestra
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Dance suite for piano and orchestra
Erik Chisholm
From the true edge of the great world - preludes for orchestra
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From the true edge of the great world - preludes for orchestra
Erik Chisholm, Danny Driver, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Rory MacDonald
2nd movt of Piano Concerto no. 1
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2nd movt of Piano Concerto no. 1

2nd movt of Piano Concerto no. 1

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Piano Concerto no. 1 'Pìobaireachd': 3rd mvt Allegro Scherzando
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Piano Concerto no. 1 'Pìobaireachd': 3rd mvt Allegro Scherzando
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