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Latvian/Canadian composer Tālivaldis Ķeniņš was born in Liepāja on 22 April 1919 into a prominent Latvian family. He studied composition and piano in Riga, but, due to the Soviet occupation of Latvia, continued his studies in Paris, winning several prizes, and then moved to Canada in 1951, becoming organist at Latvian Lutheran St Andrews Church in Toronto and teaching at the University of Toronto for over thirty years.
He has been credited (by Canadian musicologist Paul Rapoport) with introducing European idioms into serious Canadian music.