Sir Ernest Alexander Campbell MacMillan, CC (August 18, 1893 – May 6, 1973) was an internationally renowned Canadian orchestral conductor and composer, and Canada's only "Musical Knight". He is widely regarded as being Canada's pre-eminent musician, from the 1920s through the 1950s. His extraordinary contributions to the development of music in Canada, as conductor, performer, composer, administrator, lecturer, adjudicator, writer, humourist, and statesman, are unparalleled.
Read more about Ernest MacMillan: The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation (Fondation Commérative Sir Ernest MacMillan)
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