Growing with Canada: The Émigré Tradition in Canadian Music by Paul HelmerGrowing with Canada: The Émigré Tradition in Canadian Music by Paul Helmer

Growing with Canada: The Émigré Tradition in Canadian Music

byPaul Helmer

Hardcover | December 1, 2009

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Based on years of detailed and extensive interviews with some seventy people, and supplemented by a wide range of archival material, Growing with Canada reveals how these men and women came to Canada and the roles they played in developing musical culture here, weaving the larger story of post-war Canadian music performance, production, and education around their testimony. Paul Helmer shows that émigrés were at the centre of the developing musical milieu, particularly in Toronto and Montreal. They were able to overcome the dominating British presence in post-secondary music education and vastly expanded the role music played in universities. They also pioneered the performance and production of opera in Canada. From British Columbia to Newfoundland, they served as educators, teachers, and administrators as well as outstanding performers, conductors, composers, music historians, radio and television producers, and benefactors.

Growing with Canada provides a personal and lively perspective on one of the most significant eras of musical development in Canadian history. Canadian musicians and audiences continue to benefit from the impressive achievements of the individuals chronicled in this book.
Paul Helmer, previously associate professor of musicology, McGill University, is a pianist and author of The Mass of St. James and Le premier et le secont livre de fauvel.
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Title:Growing with Canada: The Émigré Tradition in Canadian MusicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773535810

ISBN - 13:9780773535817

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"The interviews contained in this book constitute an invaluable resource of national importance." Robin Elliot, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto