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.

« Each of the performances is exceptionally well done, with precision and strong emotional presence. »
– Jon Gonder, CAML Review

CD 1

Freedman documentary produced and prepared by Eitan Cornfield

Documentaire sur Freedman produit et présenté par Eitan Cornfield

CD 2

1. Tableau

2. Tangents

3. Touchings

4. Town

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.


CBC Vancouver Orchestra; Mario Bernardi (conductor / chef d’orchestre)
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; Kazuyoshi Akiyama (conductor / chef d’orchestre)
Nexus: Bob Becker, William Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, John Wyre); Esprit Orchestra; Alex Pauk (conductor / chef d’orchestre)
Esprit Orchestra; Alex Pauk (conductor / chef d’orchestre)