The news came on Sunday evening via Twitter that the National Arts Centre in Ottawa had lowered its flag to half-mast, to mark the passing of great Canadian conductor Mario Bernardi.
Bernardi leaves behind a vast recorded legacy from his work with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the CBC Radio Orchestra.
To honour the memory of our former colleague, CBC Music has made a playlist featuring almost 150 tracks from our collection. It begins with Bernardi leading the strings of the CBC Radio Orchestra, in Canadian composer Marjan Mozetich's Postcards from the Sky.
PLAYListen to the Mario Bernardi playlist, or build your own by selecting your favourite tracks here.
Remembering Mario Bernardi through CBC archives
on Jun 03, 2013