Unheard Of: Memoirs of a Canadian Composer
Call Number: ML 410.B397A3 2012
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
In this absorbing memoir, Canadian composer John Beckwith tells his life story, from his studies with Alberto Guerrero in Toronto and with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, to his activities as a writer, university teacher, scholar, and administrator. Turning to his creative output, he considers his instrumental music, his operas, his choral music, and his music for voice. A final chapter touches on his personal and family life and his travel adventures.