Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Louise-Andrée Baril obtained a master’s degree in piano at the University of Montreal in 1983. She then went on to study with Maria Curçio in London, England, and attended [...]
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One could safely bet that the origin of the lullaby dates back to time immemorial, as mothers have always sung to put their little ones to sleep. Moved by the lullaby’s soothing, undulating rhythm and subtle architecture and their childhood memories, a number of composers have tried their hand at the genre, from the Portuguese Gaspar Fernandes to the “Canadian Mozart”, André Mathieu, without forgetting Brahms, who would revisit the form on more than one occasion, notably in his well-known Wiegenlied. Film music and the popular repertoire also include several such works of great charm. Dodo, l’enfant do…
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