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Classical Online Radio

Peter Ribbens is attempting to collect information about all the classical music radio stations broadcasting live over the internet. There are 44 stations listed so far on the Classical Online Radio site.

Opera Magazine and the British Library National Sound Archive

Opera magazine's website is entirely updated every month, and includes an eight-page sample of each month's magazine in PDF (Adobe acrobat) format. Visit .

The British Library National Sound Archive is currently being upgraded to include sound clips of some of the treasures in the British Library's collections. The classical music page includes extracts from a unique recording of Stravinsky in rehearsal, and of Bernac talking about Poulenc. International music, pop and jazz is also included at .

Both sites are edited by Richard Fairman.

Sviatoslav Richter site

Have you seen the Sviatoslav Richter site? Maintained by Paul Geffen, this is well worth a visit at . Includes Richter memorial pages and a discography, and also a David Oistrakh discography and Paul Geffen's 'mostly classical' pages.

George Kennaway

British conductor and cellist George Kennaway now has a website at in English and Russian, providing Kennaway's biography and details of his repertoire.

Holland Festival of Early Music Utrecht

The Holland Festival of Early Music Utrecht has a new bilingual website in Dutch and English. Much of the English information is still 'under construction', though. The complete programme (60 main concerts) is available on-line, including a fully staged Ercole Amante (Cavalli/Lully), and the entire keyboard works of Jan Sweelinck. The festival runs from 26 August until 5 September, and the new website (where you can order your copy of the complete brochure) is at .

Classical music tours

If you're looking for tour companies offering classical music tours and holidays, the URLs below may be of interest. You may have to hunt around a bit to find the information at some of these sites:

Acoustic Digest

'Prepared by music lovers... for music lovers on the www', you'll find lots of good information (including an index of classical music obituaries, information about new age acoustic music, a shopping directory and the Internet Classical Music Index Performing Artists Database) at AcoustiCDigest .

Friedrich Kuhlau: His Life and Works

Charles K. Moss has been collaborating with Dr. Gorm Busk of Virum, Denmark, to produce a newly-enlarged article about the German/Danish composer Friedrich Daniel Rudolf Kuhlau (1786-1832). Kuhlau's greatest works were his operas, but he is better known for his piano sonatinas and pieces for flute ensemble. The article is, in effect, an English translation of the first chapter of Dr. Busk's book Friedrich Kuhlau: His Life and Works. This is the first time that this information has been available in English. The Kuhlau article (which will continue to be updated over the next few weeks) is at .

Deja Views's Classical Music Community was founded by Charles K. Moss in December last year. This community page has a chatroom, forums and lots of links (bookmarks) to other interesting places (including Music & Vision - thanks, Charles!)

Copyright © Keith Bramich, June 15th 1999

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