This recording is part of the Centrediscs’ Canadian Composers Portraits series which 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, as well as a selection of their most important works.
"The musical selections are a treat to hear."
- Barry Kilpatrick, American Record Guide
Forsyth documentary produced and presented by Eitan Cornfield
Documentaire sur Forsyth produit et présenté par Eitan Cornfield
1-3. Sagittarius (Concerto Grosso No. 1)
4-6. Atayoskewin, Suite for Orchestra
7-10. Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
We acknowledge the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du ministère du Patrimoine canadien.
Canadian Brass: Ronald Romm & Frederick Mills (trumpets / trompettes); Graeme Page (french horn / cor); Eugene Watts (trombone); Charles Dallenbach (tuba); National Arts Centre; Mario Bernardi (conductor / chef d'orchestre)
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; Uri Mayer (conductor / chef d'orchestre)
James Thompson (trumpet / trompette); Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony; Raffi Armenian (conductor / chef d'orchestre)