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No one can say with certainty who the first Canadian composer may have been. What is beyond doubt is the explosion of composition in the years following the Second World War. A generation of pioneering professional composers firmly established Canada's place on the world's musical map. CentrediscsCanadian Composers Portraits series of recordings documents the emergence of a generation of pioneering professional composers who firmly established Canada’s place on the world’s musical map. Each release in this retrospective of the last fifty years is dedicated to a single composer and uniquely combines full-length documentaries on the composers’ lives and music a selection of their most important works.  For one week, take 20% off the Canadian Composers Portraits series.

SOUTHAM, A.: Rivers, Sets 1-3 (Canadian Composer Portraits) (Petrowska-Quilico)
CHERNEY, B.: Like Ghosts from an Enchanter fleeing / String Quartet No. 3 / In the Stillness of September (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Cherney)
NIMMONS, P.: Threeful / Sands of Time / Sarah / Blues For Someone / Carey Dance / Nufsicisum (Nimmons) (Canadian Composers Portraits)
PENTLAND, B.: Piano Concerto / Symphony for 10 Parts / String Quartet No. 3 / Sung Songs Nos. 4 and 5 (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Pentland)
BEECROFT, N.: Improvvisazioni concertanti No. 1 / From Dreams of Brass / Collage '76 / Jeu II / Accordion Play (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Avison)
COULTHARD, J.: 12 Essays on a Cantabile Theme / Piano Concerto / Sketches from the Western Woods (Canadian Composers Portrait) (Bennet)
HETU, J.: Clartes de la nuit (The) / Les Abimes du reve / Less Illusions fanees / Le Tombeau de Nelligan (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Hetu)
FREEDMAN, H.: Tableau / Tangents / Touchings / Town (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Freedman)
PAPINEAU-COUTURE, J.: Violin Concerto / Piece concertante No. 3 / Paysage / Piano Concerto (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Papineau-Couture)
ARCHER, V.: Sinfonietta / Piano Trio No. 2 / String Quartet No. 3 / The Bell (Canadian Composers Portraits)
MORAWETZ, O.: Harp Concerto / Tribute to Mozart / Suite for Piano / The Railway Station (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Lubbock, Mayer)
FORSYTH, M.: Concerto Grosso No. 1 / Atayoskewin / Trumpet Concerto (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Forsyth)
SCHAFER, R.M.: Wolf Music (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Schafer)
TREMBLAY, G.: Phases et reseaux / Jeux de solstices / Oralleluiants / L'espace du coeur / Croissant (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Tremblay)
WEINZWEIG, J.: Symphonic Ode / Dummiyah / Harp Concerto / Violin Concerto / String Quartet No. 3 (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Weinzweig)
ADASKIN, M.: Diversion / Bassoon Concerto / Suite / In Praise of Canadian Painting in the 30s (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Adaskin)
KENINS, T.: Septuor / Piano Sonata No. 1 / Quintet for Piano and Winds / Symphony No. 4 (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Kenins)
BECKWITH, J.: Trumpets of Summer (The) / Taking a Stand / Synthetic Trios / Stacey (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Beckwith)
TURNER, R.: Opening Night / Eidolons / Manitoba Memoir / Symphony No. 3 (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Turner)
ANHALT, I.: Tents of Abraham (The) / Foci (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Anhalt, Fast)
SOMERS, H.: North Country / Symphony No. 1 / Picasso Suite / Suite for Harp and Chamber Orchestra (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Bernardi, Pauk)
GLICK, S.I.: I Never Saw Another Butterfly / String Quartet No. 2 / Piano Concerto (Canadian Composers Portraits) (Glick)


*Offer available from April 21 to May 31, 2010 only.


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