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Alfred DesRochers

Alfred DesRochers, journalist, translator, poet, critic (b at Saint-Élie d'Orford, Qué 5 Aug 1901; d at Montréal 12 Oct 1978). As a poet and critic DesRochers was an important figure in Québec literature between the wars.

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Alfred E. Zealley

Alfred E. (Edward) Zealley. Bandmaster, french hornist, writer, b Bristol 10 Jun 1878, d Agincourt, near Toronto, 15 May 1961. At 16 he became a bandboy in a military band and in 1898 he attended the RMS Kneller Hall.

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Alfred Fisher

Alfred (Joel) Fisher. Composer, pianist, teacher, b Boston 30 Jun 1942, naturalized Canadian 1974; B MUS (Boston) 1968, M MUS (Michigan State) 1967, PH D (Michigan State) 1976.

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Alfred Garson

Alfred (Henrik) Garson. Violinist, teacher, composer, author, b Berthier-en-Haut, (Berthierville), north-east of Montreal, 22 Oct 1924; B MUS (Cape Town) 1950, FTCL 1953, M MUS (Cape Town) 1954, PH D (Montreal) 1970. During his childhood he toured as a violinist in Europe and in South America.

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Alfred Joseph Casson

Alfred Joseph Casson, painter (b at Toronto 17 May 1898; d there 20 Feb 1992). After study at Hamilton (1913-15) and Toronto (1915-17), A.J. Casson got his first real job in 1919 at a Toronto commercial art firm as Franklin Carmichael's apprentice.

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Alfred Kunz

Kunz, Alfred (Leopold). Composer, conductor, administrator, b Neudorf, near Regina, Sask, 26 May 1929. He studied composition and conducting 1949-55 at the RCMT and for several summers in the 1960s with Stockhausen and others in Europe.

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Alfred La Liberté

La Liberté, (Joseph-François) Alfred. Composer, pianist, teacher, lecturer, b St-Jean, Que, 10 Feb 1882, d Montreal 7 May 1952. He was no longer a child when he took up the piano, studying with a Miss Malsberg, J.-B. Denys, R.-O Pelletier, Dominique Ducharme, and Émiliano Renaud.

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Alfred Laliberté

Alfred Laliberté, sculptor, painter, memorialist (b at Ste-Élisabeth de Warwick, Qué 19 May 1878; d at Montréal 13 Jan 1953). In 1896 he began studying modelling and design at the Conseil des arts et manufactures (CAM), Montréal.

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Alfred Masella

Alfred (Alfredo) Masella, violinist, teacher (born 18 May 1930 in Montréal, Québec). He studied at McGill University 1942-7 with Rachel Gilbert and at the Paris Conservatory 1947-53 with André Asselin (violin) and Gaston Poulet (chamber music).

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Alfred Mignault

Alfred (Joseph Édouard) Mignault, organist, composer, teacher (born 8 December 1895 in St-Augustin-des-Deux-Montagnes, near Montréal, Québec; died 10 July 1961 in Montréal).

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Alfred Paré

(Adélard) Alfred (Étienne) Paré, violinist, baritone (born 10 January 1829 in Québec City; dead there 18 Dec 1916).

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Alfred Pellan

Alfred Pellan, painter (born 16 May 1906 in Québec City, Québec; died 31 October 1988 in ​Laval). In the mid-1940s Pellan began illustrating poetry books and designed costumes and sets for the theatre. During this period he developed his mature style.

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Alfred Rosé

Alfred (Eduard Emmerich) Rosé, conductor, composer, pianist, music therapist (born 11 December 1902 in Vienna, naturalized Canadian 1955; died 7 May 1975 in London, Ont). His mother was Gustav Mahler's sister.

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Alfred Strombergs

Alfred Strombergs. Conductor, opera coach, pianist, teacher, b Liepaja, Latvia, 19 Feb 1922, naturalized Canadian 1954, d Toronto 22 Feb 2006; ARCT 1958, ARCCO 1960.

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Alfred Sung

He worked for a Seventh Avenue dress manufacturer, as assistant designer, before moving to Toronto in 1972. After a brief time as a junior designer and freelance artist, Sung opened Moon, a small boutique in Toronto's prestigious Yorkville shopping district.

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Alfred Tardif

(Georges) Alfred Tardif (Father Hilaire-Marie, Order of the Friars Minor). Organist, pianist, composer, b Laconia, NH, 7 Feb 1903, d Montreal 16 Mar 1978; lauréat piano (Montreal) 1929, lauréat organ (AMQ) 1934, D MUS (St Louis, Edmunston, NB) 1959.

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Alfred Wicks

Alfred Wicks, "Ben," cartoonist (b at London, Eng 1 Oct 1926; d at Toronto 10 Sept 2000). His caricatures weren't sophisticated, but his satire was trenchant. "Actually I am rotten at drawing," he cheerfully admitted.