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Alexis Contant
Alexis Contant (1858-1918) was born and spent his entire life in Montreal. After abandoning public concert activity because of stage fright, Contant devoted himself to composition, teaching music, and playing the organ at St. Jean-Baptiste Church, a position he held from 1885 until his death. He numbered among his students Claude Champagne and Rodolphe Mathieu. Contant was the first Canadian composer of note to receive all of his training in Canada, though he did spend ...

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