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Composer: Mercure, Pierre (1927-1966)

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Year of birth1927
Year of death1966
NationalityCanada
Period20th century
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The Toronto Symphony Orchestra on tour in Montréal

Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Peter Oundjian  ©  John Loper
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra made their Maison Symphonique debut tonight with a very apt program, which was eloquently introduced by Maestro Oundjian at first in eloquent French, but then with the aid of translations by the associate concertmaster. He explained a little about both 20th-century works on the program, Montréal native Pierre Mercure’s Tryptique and Shostakovich’s Symphony no.
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