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.


Eric Mohr performs Swing Out by John Weinzweig

CD 1

Weinzweig documentary produced and presented by Eitan Cornfield

Documentaire sur Weinzweig produit et présenté par Eitan Cornfield

CD 2

1. Symphonic Ode

2. Dummiyah

3. Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra

4-6. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

CD 3

1-5. String Quartet No. 3

6-8. Woodwind Quintet

9. Pieces of Five

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.


Louisville Orchestra; Jorge Mester (conductor / chef d’orchestre)
Orchester der Beethovenhalle – Bonn; Boris Brott (conductor / chef d’orchestre)
Judy Loman (harp / harpe); Toronto Repertory Ensemble; Milton Barnes (conductor / chef d’orchestre)
Albert Pratz (violin / violon); CBC Symphony Orchestra; Geoffrey Waddington (conductor / chef d’orchestre)
Orford String Quartet: Andrew Dawes & Kenneth Perkins (violins / violons); Terence Helmer (viola / alto); Marcel St. Cyr (cello / violoncelle)
Toronto Woodwind Quintet: Nicholas Fiore (flute / flûte); Perry Bauman (oboe / hautbois); Stanley McCartney (clarinet / clarinette); Eugene Rittich (horn / cor); Nicholas Kilburn (bassoon / basson)
The Canadian Brass: Frederick Mills & Ronald Romm (trumpets / trompettes); Graham Page (horn / cor); Eugene Watts (trombone); Charles Dahlenbach (tuba)