Notes and Editorial Reviews
This recording of a performance of the complete Suites Hebraiques gives us a particularly intimate view of the creative life of Srul Irving Glick (1934-2002), one of Canada's most prolific composers. His musical depictions of Jewish life in his Suites Hebraiques are particularly vivid examples of his chamber music. Born in 1934, Glick grew up in Toronto where, from an early age, he was immersed in music. Glick received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in composition and theory at the University of Toronto. He continued his studies in Aspen and then in Paris with such masters as Darius Milhaud, Louis Saguer and Max Deutsch. During his career he would go on to win the Yuval Award, and a Governor General’s medal. He was also appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Each of the featured instrumentalists on this release are well-respected in their field, and bring excitement and verve to these pieces.