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Composer: Schafer, Raymond Murray (b. 1933)

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Year of birth1933
NationalityCanada
PeriodContemporary
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HalifaxRolston String Quartet

Rolston String Quartet
Haydn, Schafer, Beethoven
Luri Lee; Emily Kruspe; Hezekiah Leung; Jonathan Lo

NottinghamNational Youth Choir & Boys' Choir of Great Britain - Brave New Worlds

National Youth Choir & Boys' Choir of Great Britain - Brave New Worlds
Mäntyjärvi, Schafer, Machaut, Guthrie, Parry
National Youth Choir of Great Britain; National Youth Boys' Choir of Great Britain
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Canadian music then and now at New Music Concerts in Toronto

Tuba, flute and piano trio; image  ©  Stanley Fefferman
The Imagist poet William Carlos Williams wrote “so much depends upon a red wheel barrow”. Modern music composed in Canada “so much depends upon” John Weinzweig, who first brought modern compositional techniques to Canada in the 1940s and taught them to virtually everybody until his passing in 2006.
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