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The man behind the Canadian anthem

A one-hit wonder……. Calixa Lavallee, the man who wrote the music for O Canada 125 years ago, was an ambitious, restless and endlessly creative soul. He was the Celine Dion of his day, a child prodigy who made his career on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border — though he seemed, like Ms. Dion, to prefer the rough-and-tumble of the United States to the provincial sleepiness and tight-fistedness of Canada.

Read the original article at: National Post

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