BARBARA PENTLAND (1912-2000) was born in Winnipeg and began to write music
at the age of nine, an activity which was met with strong disapproval from
her conventional and socially prominent parents. She nevertheless
to write surreptitiously during her school years in Montreal and was
eventually "allowed" to study composition while at finishing school in
On her return to Canada, parental indifference and ill health continued to
frustrate her progress as a composer until ...
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