He wrote a significant amount of. Works, including the scores to films such as. The Act of the Heart.
The Courage of Kavik the Wolf Dog. (1980), and composed a substantial amount of. He also composed music for six.
Some incidental music for the theatre, and a few vocal art songs and. In 1996 for his symphonic work Touchings, which was recorded by the. He won the 1998 composition prize at the. For Borealis, a symphonic work co-commissioned by the. Released a commercial recording dedicated to his music, Canadian Composers Portraits: Harry Freedman.At the age of three, Freedman immigrated with his family from Poland to Canada where the family settled in. His father worked in the. At the age of 9, Freedman and his family relocated to. Where he enrolled at the. At the age of 13 to study the art of painting. Freedman's musical training began relatively late. He was an admirer of. Music and began taking his first music lessons in the. In 1940 at the age of 18. His teacher, Arthur Hart, would eventually become the principal clarinetist of the.
And it is from him that Freedman got his first exposure to symphonic music. His musical training was interrupted for several years with the outbreak of. The Royal Conservatory of Music. Where he studied from 1945 to 1951. His most influential teachers at the school were his.
He also studied in the summers at the. Where he was a pupil of. In 1946, Freedman became a member of the. Remaining with the orchestra through 1971.
In 1951 he helped co-found the. Later serving as the organization president from 1975 to 1978. From 1972 to 1981, he taught at the.Where he was also the composer-in-residence. Among his notable pupil there was.
In 1977 he was the subject of a. From 1979 to 1981, he was the president of the. Guild of Canadian Film Composers. And, from 1985 to 1990, he was music officer for the.
Named him composer of the year, and he was made an Officer of the. From 1989 to 1991, he served on the music faculty of the.Where he taught classes in music composition and.