Monday, October 1, 2007
Barbara Lally Pentland (1912-2000)
What comes from outside the country must de facto be superior. Prime example: the opening of our multi million dollar National Arts Centre with an imported French ballet company dancing to a score by a Greek composer conducted by an American born in Germany!
Before [our generation of music composers] music development was largely in the hands of imported English organists who, however sound academically, had no creative contribution to make of any general value ... At least we've started something, even if it still leaves [us] in the difficult role of pioneer. - from 1950 interview in Northern Review
Sheet music: Barbara Pentland