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Max Wyman

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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City in British Columbia, Canada. Its musical life expanded rapidly after its incorporation in 1886; within a decade it had two opera houses, a number of choral groups, opera and music societies, a conservatory of music (now defunct) and an orchestra of 23 players. By the 1920s there were two part-time orchestras and a theatre on the Orpheum circuit which presented occasional performances by visiting celebrities, including Rachmaninoff and Casals. The city owns the Queen

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