Robert Turner (5), CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra* / Norma Beecroft, CBC Toronto Chorus And Symphony Orchestra* • John Avison – Music And Musicians Of Canada Centennial Edition Vol. II / Musique Et Musiciens Du Canada Edition Du Centenaire Vol. II
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- Produced At – Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center
“The SYMPHONY FOR STRINGS recorded here was commissioned by the McGill Chamber Orchestra of Montreal on a grant from the Canada Council. The work was completed in September of 1960, and first performed by the McGill Chamber Orchestra under Alexander Brott the following March.
[…] FROM DREAMS OF BRASS the composer has supplied us with the following note; ‘The cantata was originally conceived for performance in a large hall with the orchestra divided into sections, the chorus and three loudspeakers all strategically placed to work either in groups, or opposite one another. As the central figure, the narrator ties all the elements together. The electronic music, composed in the summer 1964 at the Electronic Music Studio of Columbia-Princeton University, New York, is used primarily as an extension of existing orchestral and vocal sounds, although certain passages have their own independent existence.’
This collection of Canadian music, interpreted by many of Canada's bestknow performers, is a project marking the Centennial of Canada's Confederation presented jointly by RCA Victor Company Ltd, and the International Service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.”
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