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Paul Dolden

Having spent many years as a rock musician Dolden brings a concern with the visceral physicality of this form to the realm of tape composition. Often criticized for the extremely loud playback levels at his concerts, the composer explains that '... the listener is completely engulfed in sound.

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Guy Lombardo

In 1924 they took the name Royal Canadians. Their New Year's Eve broadcasts from New York's Roosevelt Grill (1929-62), and later the Waldorf Astoria, were a traditional part of North American celebrations, known especially for their theme "Auld Lang Syne.

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Peter Barcza

(Joseph) Peter Barcza. Baritone, teacher, b Stockholm, of Hungarian parents, 23 Jun 1949, naturalized Canadian 1957; diploma, opera performance (Toronto) 1971.

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André Jobin

André Jobin. Tenor, actor, stage designer, b Quebec City 20 Jan 1933. After 10 years in New York, he went to Paris, where his family had settled, and began studying drama with Pierre Bertin and Suzanne Nivette of the Comédie Française.

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Robert Lalonde

Robert Lalonde, novelist and actor (b at Oka 22 Jul 1947). He completed classical studies at the Collège de Montréal and the Séminaire de Sainte-Therese earning a BA in 1968.

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Pierre Foglia

Pierre Foglia, journalist and columnist (b at Italy 1940). Pierre Foglia lived most of his childhood in France before immigrating to California at the age of 15, and then to Québec where he settled. He had several professions before starting to practise journalism in the weekly Québécois press.

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Ernest Gagnon

(Frédéric) Ernest (Amédée) Gagnon. Organist, folklorist, teacher, historian, writer, administrator, b Rivière-du-Loup-en-haut (now Louiseville), near Trois-Rivières, Que, 7 Nov 1834, d Quebec City 15 Sep 1915; D LITT (Laval).

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Mireille Lagacé

Mireille Lagacé (nee Bégin), organist, harpsichordist, teacher (b at St-Jérôme, Qué, 8 Jun 1935). Lagacé studied in Montréal with Germaine Malépart (piano), Conrad Letendre (organ), and Gabriel Cusson (theory).

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Maitland Farmer

Maitland (Adam Ernest) Farmer. Organist, choirmaster, teacher, pianist, harpsichordist, b London 24 Feb 1904, naturalized Canadian 1969, d Eastern Passage, NS, 12 Jun 1995; LRAM 1921, FRCO 1936, B MUS (Toronto) 1947, honorary DCL (King's College, Halifax) 1963, honorary FRCCO 1984.

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Alain Thibault

Thibault, Alain. Composer, b Quebec City, 28 Dec 1956; B MUS composition (Montreal) 1983. He studied mainly at the University of Montreal and at Laval University and McGill University.

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Daniel Bélanger

Daniel Bélanger, singer-songwriter, author (born 26 December 1961 in Montréal, Québec). A contemporary lyricist with a dreamer’s sensibility, Daniel Bélanger became a towering figure on Canada’s francophone music scene in the 1990s. Ever since, he has reached for the heights, composing songs and writing lyrics of outstanding richness and profundity.

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Reginald Hamel

Reginald Hamel, professor and essayist (b at Frampton, Québec, 1931). Early on, he demonstrated an encyclopaedic mind and an insatiable curiosity that enabled him to switch from business studies to the Humanities, then join the army as an artillery officer.

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Tom Kines

Thomas Alvin Kines, tenor, folklorist, ballad historian, multi-instrumentalist, broadcaster, administrator (born 3 August 1922 in Roblin, MB; died 1 February 1994 in Ottawa, ON).