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Morawetz, Oskar
Divertimento for StringsComposer: Morawetz, Oskar
Performance date: January 07, 1971

Date composed: 1948


Short compositions for string orchestra were a popular medium of musical expression for Canadian composers of the mid-twentieth century. Here is one of the many fine examples of this kind of writing.  
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Morawetz, Oskar
From the Diary of Anne FrankComposer: Morawetz, Oskar
Performance date: April 28, 1988

Date composed: 1970


An episode from the famous Diary of Anne Frank serves as the inspiration for this composition, in which the singer narrates the troubled thoughts of Anne, set to some of Morawetz’ most deeply moving music.


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Morawetz, Oskar
Overture to a Fairy TaleComposer: Morawetz, Oskar
Performance date: February 02, 1972

Date composed: 1956


The composer has stated that his “overture” does not go with any particular fairy tale but this does not prevent the listener from inventing one to accompany the music. This one obviously has both playful and menacing elements and, as with most fairy tales, a joyful ending.


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