Erik Chisholm was born in 1904 and was known as “Scotland’s forgotten composer” and also “MacBartok” due to his parallels in bringing native folk influences – in his case obviously Scottish influences – to the classical domain.
A student of Donald Tovey at the University of Edinburgh, he was at the forefront of bringing classical music to Scotland for many years, although he later moved to Cape Town University to teach. He died in 1965.
His works are getting more accessible now.
Murray McLachlan has performed many of his piano works :