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Pentland, Barbara (Lally)locked

  • Sheila Eastman Loosley,
  • Robin Elliott
  •  and Gaynor G. Jones


(b Winnipeg, Jan 2, 1912; d Vancouver, Feb 5, 2000). Canadian composer. She began composing at the age of nine, shortly after her first piano lessons, persisting in her pursuit of music despite poor health and parental opposition. Winnipeg provided a flourishing, if limited, musical environment in the 1920s, and it was the piano sonata writing of Beethoven that Pentland emulated during this period. While attending a private boarding school in Montreal (...

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