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- DescriptionSelected writings by music librarian and historian Helmut Kallmann. Included are critical and research essays, reports, reflections, and personal memoirs, some previously unpublished. Includes a biography of Kallmann, an assessment of his contributions to Canadian music research, and a complete list of his publications.
- Author BiographyBorn in Berlin in 1922, Helmut Kallmann lost his mother, father, and sister in the Holocaust. He was sent to England on the Kindertransport and later to Canada, where he was interned as an enemy alien from 1940 to 1943. After graduating from university with a B.Mus., Kallmann worked from 1950 to 1970 at the CBC Toronto Music Library. In 1970 he was appointed chief of the newly created music division of the National Library, where he developed the plan for the collection and preservation of musical Canadiana and curated several exhibitions. In retirement he produced a newsletter for those who were interned with him in Canada, and assisted the Berlin government with exhibitions documenting the lives of Jewish residents in his childhood neighbourhood. He received the Order of Canada in 1977. In his sixty-year career, John Beckwith has drawn attention with performances, broadcasts, and recordings of his more than 150 compositions and with his critical and research writings on personalities and issues of Canadian music past and present. Associated from 1952 to 1990 with the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, he was a witness of, and often a participant in, athe excitement of new creative directions in theatre, painting, and musica (as he once put it) of late-twentieth-century Canada. John Beckwith is a member of the Order of Canada and holds honorary doctorates from five universities. Robin Elliott taught at University College Dublin for six years before assuming the Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music at the University of Toronto in 2002. He has edited several books, including , with Gordon E. Smith, Istvan Anhalt: Pathways and Memory (2001) and with Friedemann Sallis and Kenneth DeLong, Centre and Periphery, Roots and Exile: Interpreting the Music of Istvan Anhalt and GyA rgy KurtA g (WLU Press, 2009).
- Author(s)Helmut Kallmann
- PublisherWilfrid Laurier University Press
- Date of Publication26/03/2013
- GenreMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationWaterloo, Ontario
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintWilfrid Laurier University Press
- Content Note14 b/w photos & 4 b/w drawings
- Weight548 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byJohn Beckwith,Robin Elliott
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