Gilles Potvin

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First Name Gilles
Last Name Potvin
Birthday 30th November, 1922
Died 4th September, 2000
Nationality Canadian

Gilles Potvin, CM MSRC (23 Oct 1923 – 4 September 2000) was a Canadian music critic and music historian. He was a music critic for Le Devoir (1961–66, 1973–85) and La Presse (1966–70). From 1970-1976 he served as the editor of The Canada Music Book and from 1976-1980 he was President of the Jeunesses musicales du Canada. He was notably the co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada; also contributing more than 300 articles to that publication. He was a leading authority on the life and career of soprano Emma Albani and he translated the singer's autobiography into the French language (published 1972). For many years he wrote program notes for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO), and in 1984 he published a history of the MSO in the year of that orchestra's 50th anniversary.

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