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Charles Tanguy

Charles Tanguy. French hornist, teacher, composer, b France ca 1845, d ?; premier prix french horn (Académie de Valenciennes and Paris Cons).

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Noah Zeller

Noah Zeller. Bandmaster, teacher, b near Breslau, Canada West (Ontario), ca 1852, d Berlin (Kitchener), Ont, 8 Feb 1914. He was the clarinet soloist in 1875 and the conductor 1878-82 of the 29th Regiment Band of Berlin. In 1882 he became the first conductor of the Waterloo Musical Society Band.

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Edmond Trudel

(Joseph Jean) Edmond Trudel. Pianist, conductor, teacher, composer, b St-Roch (Quebec City) 10 Apr 1892, d Quebec City 13 Sep 1977. He studied 1912-15 at the Paris Cons with Félix Fourdrain (composition, harmony), Alfredo Casella, Joaquin Nin, and Lazare Lévy (piano).

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Teresa Stratas (Profile)

As opera legend Teresa Stratas gives a rare tour of her salon-like Manhattan apartment, she seems most proud of the furnishings she rescued from the building's trash. "This came from the garbage room," Stratas says matter-of-factly, pointing to a unit of dark wood shelves.

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Thom Fitzgerald (Profile)

Halifax-based film director Thom Fitzgerald can be forgiven for feeling as if he has suddenly become a character in someone else’s movie. On Sept. 14, Fitzgerald’s first feature film, The Hanging Garden, which was shot in Halifax on a modest $1.

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Steven Heighton

Steven Heighton, poet, novelist, essayist (born 14 August 1961 in Toronto, ON). Steven Heighton is known for his award-winning poetry and bestselling fiction. His collection of poetry The Waking Comes Late (2016) won the Governor General’s Award while his novels The Shadow Boxer (2000) and Every Lost Country (2010) were national bestsellers. An accomplished writer who can move fluidly between poetry and prose, Heighton’s work has been praised for its exploration of place, culture and politics and has been translated into ten languages.  

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Denny Vaughan

Denny (Dennis) Vaughan. Singer, arranger, pianist, b Toronto 20 Dec 1922, d Montreal 2 Oct 1972. He performed in his teens on CFRB radio and with Horace Lapp and studied at the University of Toronto before touring Europe with The Army Show during World War II.

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Steep Wade

Harold Gordon Pemberton "Steep" Wade, pianist, saxophonist (born 19 January 1918 in Montréal, QC; died 6 December 1953 in Montréal). A jazz musician of considerable legend, Wade is thought to have been largely self-taught.

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Spitfire Band

Spitfire Band. Toronto dance band, formed in 1981 as a studio orchestra by the singer Jackie Rae, with the trumpeter Mickey Erbe as music director and arranger and the trombonist Laurie Bower as vocal arranger.

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Marshall Sumner

Marshall Sumner. Pianist, teacher, b Melbourne 22 Sep 1907, naturalized Canadian 1956; B MUS (Chicago Musical College) 1933. He studied 1923-7 at the University of Melbourne and 1927-33 with Percy Grainger, Rudolph Ganz, and Alexander Raab at the Chicago Musical College.

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Émile Taranto

Taranto, Émile. Violinist, teacher, b Montreal, of Italian parents, 1878, d there 27 Aug 1936. At six he began studying violin with Frantz Jehin-Prume, and by 1894 he was a member of Couture's MSO. He also gave many recitals at that time.

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Heather Thomson

Heather Thomson. Soprano, b Vancouver 7 Dec 1940. A pupil 1954-61 of Phylis Dilworth Inglis in Vancouver, in 1961 she was a CBC Talent Festival winner and a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera regional auditions.

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Ian Tamblyn

His first LP, Moose Tracks, was issued in 1971 on the Barge label. It was followed by two in 1976 (the year he won a Juno award) and 1978 for Posterity, Ian Tamblyn and Closer to Home, respectively.

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Time Warp

Time Warp. Contemporary jazz group, formed in 1980 in Toronto by the self-styled 'Galt Rhythm Machine' - bassist Al Henderson (b Galt, Ont, 16 Apr 1951) and drummer Barry Elmes (b Galt 3 May 1952) - with saxophonist Bob Brough. It took the name Time Warp on the release of its debut LP in 1982.

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Clara Carey

Clara (Mable) (m Allan) Carey. Contralto, b Millgrove 8 Aug 1879, d Hamilton 26 Dec 1974. She taught singing privately and was a soloist at Centenary United Church in the early 1900s.

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Albert Ham

Albert Ham. Choir conductor, teacher, composer, textbook author, organist, b Bath, 7 Jun 1858, d Brighton, 4 Feb 1940; FRCO 1883, D MUS (Dublin) 1894, honorary D MUS (Toronto) 1906, honorary DCL (Bishop's) 1933.

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Janette Turner Hospital

Janette Turner Hospital, novelist, short-story writer (b at Melbourne, Australia 12 Nov 1942). Janette Turner Hospital grew up in Queensland, Australia. She was educated at the University of Queensland, and taught high school in Australia and then worked as a librarian at Harvard University.

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Louis Lortie

Louis Lortie, pianist (b at Montréal 27 Apr 1959). Lortie's major piano instructors were Yvonne Hubert and Marc Durand in Québec, Dieter Weber in Austria and Menahem Pressler and Leon Fleisher in the US.

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William Henry Anderson

W.H. (William Henry) Anderson. Composer, choir director, tenor, voice teacher, b London 21 Apr 1882, d Winnipeg 12 Apr 1955. He studied in London, first with Battistini and Garcia, then at the GSM on scholarship.