RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
RECENT: Composers Daniel Schorno and John Dante Prevedini discuss creativity, innovation and re-invention with Maria Nockin, Mary Mogil, Giuseppe Pennisi and Roderic Dunnett in our hour-long April 2021 video.
Canadian composer André Prevost, born on 30 July 1934 in Hawkesbury, Ontario, came from a family of musicians, and his studies at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal resulted in the award of a first prize. He later taught at the University of Montreal.
Works include Fantasmes (1963) (performed on the day that John F Kennedy was assassinated, and later dedicated to the US President's memory) and the cantata Terre des Hommes, the inauguration song commissioned for Expo 67.
Following a long battle with cancer, Prevost died on 27 January 2001, at home in Montreal, aged 67.
Further information at the Canadian Music Centre site.