Anthems and minstrel shows : the life and times of Calixa Lavallée, 1842-1891 (Book, 2015) []
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Anthems and minstrel shows : the life and times of Calixa Lavallée, 1842-1891

Anthems and minstrel shows : the life and times of Calixa Lavallée, 1842-1891

Author: Brian Christopher Thompson
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Calixa Lavallée, the composer of "O Canada," was the first Canadian-born musician to achieve an international reputation. While primarily remembered for the national anthem, Lavalée and his work extended well beyond Canada - he played a multitude of roles in North American music as a composer, conductor, administrator, instrumentalist, educator and critic. In Anthems and Minstrel Shows, Brian Thompson analyzes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Thompson, Brian Christopher.
Anthems and minstrel shows.
Named Person: Calixa Lavallée; Calixa Lavallée; Calixa Lavallée; Calixa Lavallée
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Christopher Thompson
ISBN: 9780773545557 0773545557
OCLC Number: 903769781
Description: xxviii, 522 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, maps, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: on the road (1842-1873) --
Part two: the national musician (1873-1880) --
Part three: "the Lafayette of American music" (1880-1891).
Responsibility: Brian Christopher Thompson.


From Montreal to New Orleans - the music and complex patriotism of the composer of "O Canada."  Read more...


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"The most detailed presentation of the life and accomplishments of the composer of Canada' s national anthem to date, Anthems and Minstrel Shows offers the reader a real sense of Calixa Lavalle e, Read more...

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