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Somers, Harry

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Somers, Harry

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1925-1999

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Harry Somers, composer, pianist, and broadcaster, was born in Toronto on 11 September 1925 and studied at the Toronto Conservatory from 1942 to 1949. He composed orchestral, choral and vocal works, as well as music for film, television and the stage. In the 1960s he became a broadcaster with CBC radio and television programmes about music. He received three honorary doctorates and was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1972. He died on 9 March 1999.

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RC0385

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2015-05-20

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A. Wilson, B. Whittle, W. Laufs.