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Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth

Mary I. Ingraham & Robert C. Rival, Editors

Biography, Music, Canadian Studies

Available November 2019
ISBN: 9781772124866
Pages: 304 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 68 musical examples

Malcolm Forsyth (1936–2011) was a musical legend: a much-loved composer, performer, teacher, and mentor. Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth presents a captivating and approachable portrait of one of Canada’s finest modern composers. Readers will discover both public and private sides to the man and gain fresh insights from critical assessments of a broad range of Forsyth’s compositions, his continuing popular appreciation, and his lasting influence on the next generation of musicians and music scholars. Drawing from the perspectives of leading scholars, composers, and musicians, as well as on those of family, friends, students, and colleagues, Reflections on Malcolm Forsyth honours the rich life and cultural significance of this exceptional creative mind. It is important reading for music students and researchers, professional performers, and anyone who loves contemporary music.

Mary I. Ingraham is Professor of Musicology and Director of Sound Studies at the University of Alberta. Robert C. Rival is a composer and scholar who teaches at the University of Ottawa