This recording is part of the Centrediscs’ Canadian Composers Portraits series which documents the emergence of a generation of pioneering professional composers who firmly established Canada’s place on the world’s musical map. Each release in this retrospective of the last fifty years is dedicated to a single composer and uniquely combines full-length documentaries on the composers’ lives and music, as well as a selection of their most important works.

Winner: Third Symphony, « Outstanding Classical Composition » – Western Canadian Music Awards


Turner documentary produced and prepared by Eitan Cornfield/


1. Opening Night (A Theatre Overture)

2-13. Eidolons (Twelve Images for Chamber Orchestra)

14-16. Manitoba Memoir

17-19. Third Symphony *

* This work was nominated for a 2005 JUNO: Best Classical Composition.

View the English transcription of the documentary.

Voir la traduction française de la transcription du documentaire.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du ministère du Patrimoine canadien.


Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra; Bramwell Tovey (conductor/chef d’orchestre)
CBC Vancouver Orchestre; John Avison (conductor/chef d’orchestre)
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra; Simon Streatfeild (conductor/chef d’orchestre)
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra; Bramwell Tovey (conductor/chef d’orchestre)