Alexander Mackenzie (1847-1935)
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Scotland's Finest: 15 musical heroes that put Scotland on the classical map
13. Alexander Mackenzie (1847-1935)
Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie was a composer, conductor and teacher best known for his oratorios, Scottish folk music and works for the stage. He composed more than 90 works, but from 1888 to 1924, he devoted the greatest part of his energies to running the Royal Academy of Music. Together with Parry and Stanford, he was regarded as one of the fathers of the British musical renaissance in the late 19th century.