LOUIS APPLEBAUM (1918 - 2000)
Louis Applebaum (1918–2000) was a prominent Canadian composer, administrator and conductor. Besides concert music, he also composed music for film, theatre, as well as numerous pieces for television and radio. Applebaum also held many important administrative positions throughout his career in key performing arts organizations such as the CBC, and the Stratford Festival, and used his formidable skills to assist composers and music education across Canada. Louis Applebaum’s music is often characterized by an energetic optimism, a trait he shares with many American composers of the same period, including Roy Harris with whom he studied.