By William Bruneau,David Duke

ISBN-10: 1553800230

ISBN-13: 9781553800231

Jean Coulthard verified Canadian lady can be a profitable specialist composer, whose song was once, and nonetheless is, performed largely in live performance halls throughout Canada and the world over. via her seven-decade profession she composed in each style of conventional classical tune: opera, symphonies, concerti, chamber tune, keyboard, voice, and choir. Coulthard's tale was once greater than that of artist and instructor. She made a spot for herself in a male-dominated college and, as a westerner, she fought for the artists of her group. As a traditionalist she upheld aesthetic values she believed very important for her and for her viewers. This insightful biography exhibits that at the back of the productiveness and the contented relatives existence, there have been interesting own friendships, foreign trip, and cultural politics. She knew and realized from Bartók and Schoenberg, but after all, she went her personal Canadian manner. The Coulthard tale is deeply interconnected with twentieth-century Canadian paintings, and with the increase of Vancouver from provincial outpost to Pacific Rim city. The authors describe numerous compositions from every one level of Coulthard's existence, giving context and tests of harmonic idiom, shape and total style."Jean Coulthard's harmonies touched me individually and warmed my soul. She has her personal musical language, partially West Coast, usually from one other golden universe. She used to be pleased with herself, but stored trying to find a unique color of color to begin one other canvas. She is a Canadian treasure."—Peter Togni, Composer and CBC Radio Host

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