Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lavallee, Calixa

Calixa Lavallee(1842-1891), French-Canadian-American composer, studied in Montreal, then moved to US and served in US Army. After WWII he returned to Canada and developed a career in music, conducted the orchestra of Montreal Academy of Music and Grand Opera in New York. He composed the national anthem of Canada "O Canada".

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