La Lyre, revue musicale et théâtrale

La Lyre, revue musicale et théâtrale. Monthly periodical published in Montreal from October 1922 until summer 1931 (vol 9, no. 81, including several double and triple issues).

La Lyre, revue musicale et thtrale

La Lyre, revue musicale et théâtrale. Monthly periodical published in Montreal from October 1922 until summer 1931 (vol 9, no. 81, including several double and triple issues). Its subtitle varied frequently; thus the reference to theatre was dropped in 1924, and the last variation, 'revue mensuelle illustrée,' dropped even the reference to music, although music dominated the contents throughout. The founding owner-publishers were J.-E. Turcot, a music dealer, Henri Miro, and Léo Le Sieur. The directorate changed several times; among others responsible for the periodical were Raoul Vennat, Jean-Sébastien Lambert, and, from 1930 until the end, Alice Duchesny. The magazine reported news of concerts and plays from home and abroad and featured biographical notices about Albani, Claude Champagne, Arthur Lavigne, Eugène Lapierre, Alfred La Liberté, Joseph Vézina, and many other Canadian musicians. Each issue featured piano pieces or songs, usually three or four, many of which were by Miro, Le Sieur, Conrad Bernier, AlfredMignault, Omer Létourneau, and other Canadian composers. La Lyre absorbed Le Carillon, Charles Marchand's magazine (1926-7) devoted to popularizing folksong. La Lyre is an invaluable document of Canadian composition and musical life of its period.