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.


Oskar Morawetz’s Sonata for Bassoon and Piano – Movement 1

Oskar Morawetz’s Sonata for Bassoon and Piano – Movement 2

CD 1

Morawetz documentary produced and presented by Eitan Cornfield

Documentaire sur Morawetz produit et présenté par Eitan Cornfield

CD 2

1-3. Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra

4. String Quartet No. 5 « Tribute to Mozart »

5-7. Suite for Piano

8. The Railway Station

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.


Gianetta Baril (harp / harpe); Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; Uri Mayer (conductor / chef d’orchestre)
Orford String Quartet: Andrew Dawes & Kenneth Perkins (violins / violons); Sophie Rensaw (viola / alto); Desmond Hoebig (cello / violoncelle)
Angela Hewitt (piano)
National Youth Orchestra of Canada (conductor / chef d’orchestre)