OPUS: The making of musical instruments in Canada


by Carmelle Bégin

This study features over one hundred musical instruments - traditional and folk, symphony orchestra instruments and reproductions of early European instruments - made in Canada by some sixty artisans.

The instruments are presented under four themes: the making of musical instruments, historical overview, aesthetics and symbolism. The description of each instrument is completed by a short biography of the instrument maker.

The exhibition OPUS was presented at the Canadian Museum of Civilization between 3 December 1992 and 2 April 1995.

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