Calixa Lavallée


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(b Verchères, Quebec, 1842; d Boston, Mass., 1891). Fr.-Canadian composer and pianist. Travelling th. musician and teacher from 1857. On return to Canada, tried and failed to found state-supported cons. and opera co. Taught at Petersilea Acad., Boston, from 1881 and was mus. dir. RC cath. Wrote operas, sym., oratorio, 2 str. qts., vn. sonata, etc., also Canadian nat. song. O Canada! (1880) to words by Adolphe B. Routhier (Eng. vers. 1908 by R. Stanley Weir).

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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