Music Website News
Just launched this week is the website for the composer and conductor
Gerard Schurmann at www.gerard-schurmann.com
. At this location you'll find Schurmann's complete works catalogue, an
appreciation of his film music by David Wishart, a biography by Earl Tomson
and a selection of reviews.
Film Music On The Web (UK)
Congratulations are in order to Film
Music on the Web which, under the editorship of Ian Lace, has now received
over 20,000 page views. It first appeared 18 months ago as an offshoot of
Len Mullenger's Music on the Web (UK) and presents film composer
profiles and articles, and monthly film music CD reviews.
If you're interested in the restoration and transfer to CD of old recordings,
don't miss Mark Obert-Thorn's new website at www.2xtreme.net/regina-r/obert-thorn
. Also known as 'Transfer Guy', Mark is known as one of the best transfer
men in the business.
Medieval Music and Arts Foundation
The largest resource of the Medieval Music and Arts Foundation
is the 'Early Music FAQ' - a volunteer effort by newsgroup and internet
users. The FAQ is at www.medieval.org/emfaq
and contains over 3000 individual pages, and more than 1600 links to other
Early Music web sites.
A recent announcement from the Grateful Dead announced that the
band is to let its fans swap on-line recordings of live performances, legally.
With internet distribution of pirate recordings increasing (mostly in MP3
format) and threatening to destroy the CD market, it is predicted that even
the major record labels may have to allow such swapping of recordings. More
info from San Jose Mercury News at www.mercurycenter.com/svtech/news/indepth/docs/dead051299.htm
lists radio stations available on the internet, including 33 classical stations.
www.broadcast.com also list classical
music internet programming. CBC and Radio Canada maintain excellent web
sites at www.radio.cbc.ca and radio-canada.ca . You can listen to classical
music broadcast by both organisations via Real Audio links. NPR's Performance
Today has a web page at http://www.npr.org/programs/pt
which gives details of the station's classical music programming, hosted
by Lisa Simeone. Schedules are subject to change - latest details are available
from local public radio stations across the USA or from Performance Today
on +1 202 414 2370.
Until next week, happy listening!
Copyright © Keith Bramich, May 18th
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