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INTRODUCING…   Barbara Pentland

Barbara Pentland

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 continued to write surreptitiously during her school years in Montreal and was eventually "allowed" to study composition while at finishing school in Paris.

On her return to Canada, parental indifference and ill health continued to frustrate her progress as a composer until ...

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