Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 21 November 2011

On this day ... 22nd November 1930

Marjory Kennedy Fraser may not be to everyone's taste today - her Gaelic song settings are now seen by traditionalists as decidedly "fake" and inauthentic.  Certainly, they're art-songs, and occasionally with a hint of Debussy in the accompaniment.

Nonetheless, her songs were on everyone's pianos in the early to mid 20th century, and RSAMD alumna Lisa Milne did a great recording not so long ago.

On the date she died, 22nd November, why not take a fresh look at her contribution to Scottish musical history?  Here's what we have in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Whittaker Library.  Check the "Collection" links in the library catalogue, to see what printed music, recorded songs and music books we have.

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