Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Brott – conductor, violinist, teacher, composer, composer, composer, composer. Not necessarily in that order.
I thought I should make that point right away. For all his dedication to the first three roles and a certain redoubtable presence in the machinations of 20th-century musical Montreal, Brott will probably be remembered on his sequicentennial and maybe even his bicentennial for his corpus of accessible and sophisticated music. Read full article.