Date Published: 1940
Binding: No binding
Ernest MacMlllan signature and inscription to Gordon Mcintyre, and dated October 31st 1940. On autograph 6 x 4-3/8 inch album page.
Paper with two bent corners, otherwise, very good condition.
Sir Ernest (Alexander Campbell) MacMlllan was a Conductor, organist, pianist, composer, educator, writer, administrator. A prodigy, MacMillan had composed several songs and played the organ publicly by age 10. During his teens he audited music classes at Edinburgh University and attained both an organ diploma and an Oxford baccalaureate in music. He held a professional position as an organist in Toronto at age 15. MacMillan's fame as a conductor grew rapidly after 1931, when he became conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He led the TSO until 1956, and for the last 14 of those years was also conductor of the TORONTO MENDELSSOHN CHOIR. He was guest conductor with major orchestras in the US, Australia and Brazil, and conducted the first commercial recordings of his home organizations. Bach was his specialty, but he exposed audiences to a gamut of music and championed numerous works by Canadian composers. MacMillan was knighted in 1935 and received the Canada Council Medal (1964), the Order of Canada (Companion, 1970), the Canadian Music Council Medal (1973, awarded posthumously).
Very Good. Item #8205