Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916)
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Scotland's Finest: 15 musical heroes that put Scotland on the classical map
7. Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916)
MacCunn was born in Greenock and went to London at 25 to study at the Royal College of Music. His first and most enduring success was the overture 'Land of the Mountain and the Flood' performed in 1887 at the Crystal Palace. His music all has a distinctive Scottish flavour. He had a genuine love of folksong and, although he lived in London, he was a lifelong champion of Scottish music and of the country’s musical life.