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Neel, (Louis) Boyd

Neel, (Louis) Boyd (b Blackheath, 1905; d Toronto, 1981). Eng.-born conductor (Canadian cit. 1961). Qualified as naval officer and doctor of medicine, but turned to mus., founding Boyd Neel Str. Orch. 1933 which rapidly achieved an int. reputation for its perfs. of Eng. and other mus. for str., notably of the baroque era, which was at that time rarely played with chamber forces. Played at Salzburg Fest. 1937, giving f. public p. of Britten's specially commissioned Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge. Cond. Robert Mayer Children's Concerts 1946–52. Dean of Toronto Royal Cons., 1953–70. Cond., Mississauga SO 1971–8. Boyd Neel Orch. renamed Philomusica of London 1957. CBE 1953.

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Mississauga

Mississauga (mĬsĬsaw´gə), city (1991 pop. 463,388), S Ont., Canada, 12 mi (20 km) W of Toronto on Lake Ontario. A residential suburb of Toronto and a growing transportation and industrial center, it is one of Canada's fastest-growing cities. Its manufactures include aircraft, motor vehicles, engines, chemicals, petroleum, steel and rubber products, cement, appliances, and printed materials. It has a port and is the site of Toronto International Airport. Originally an agricultural and then residential area, it had a population of 15,000 in 1945.

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