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Monday, 3 June 2013

In Memoriam: Mario Bernardi (20 Aug 1930 - 2 June 2013)

Mario Bernardi (Kirkland Lake Aug 20th 1930 - Toronto June 2nd 2013)

It was reported overnight that the eminent Canadian conductor Mario Bernardi has died. He was the founding conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and was conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic and the CBC Radio Orchestra.  Here is a very good obituary of Bernardi in the CBC News website:

To remember Bernardi, here is a video clip of a CBC News segment on the passing of Mario Bernardi:

And here is another Youtube clip of Bernardi conducting the Bach keyboard concerto in F minor BWV1056, with Angela Hewitt as the soloist.

- Joseph So

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