Portrait of composer Murray Adaskin

After being a successful violinst in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Murray Adaskin decided to focus more on composing music. He became one of Canada's most distinguished composers. The NAC Orchestra requested a composition from him for their inaugural concert. For an important occasion such as this composers would often write something serious or grandiose. Adaskin decided on a "diversion" instead.

Murray Adaskin Estate

© Murray Adaskin Estate


Teachers' Centre Home Page | Find Learning Resources & Lesson Plans