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Toronto Symphony brings grandeur of major, full-size orchestra

Toronto Symphony brings grandeur of major, full-size orchestra

June 5, 2012
Ontario

"...The second half of the program got underway with Orion by the little-known Canadian composer Claude Vivier. Vivier was with us for only 35 years and holds the dubious distinction of being the only Canadian composer to be murdered. That was 29 years ago. It is generally held that if he had lived he would now be regarded as one of our greatest.

Orion would support that conclusion. A dark and haunting work, it evokes the strange drama of deep space as well as human striving in an indifferent universe. Friday's rendition was entirely persuasive..."

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Related Composers: Claude Vivier