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Mackenzie, Sir Alexander Campbelllocked

  • Duncan J. Barker

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(b Edinburgh, Aug 22, 1847; d London, April 28, 1935). Scottish composer and conductor. He was born into a musical family: his father, Alexander Mackenzie (1819–57), leader of the orchestra at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, was a respected violinist, composer and arranger of traditional music. The boy’s musical talent soon became manifest and his father decided to send him to Germany for instruction, escorting him to Sondershausen in ...

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