Site Seeing - Music
The Man Who Would Be Scarbo
American pianist and writer John Bell Young's monograph on Michelangeli
Would Be Scarbo: Remembering Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - is on-line
for your perusal at the Tower of Babel. You can also read John Bell Young
(pictured above, playing at Beaulieu Abbey in the United Kingdom recently)
here at Music & Vision, writing about Russian
Opera - the best in Slavic Song and about guitarist
Guiomar Novaes. Watch out for the imminent arrival of JBY's own website.
Classical Net update
Dave Lampson's celebrated Classical Net website has just received
its Spring/Summer 1999 update. This is a major update, with over 700 files
added or updated. In addition to a new Java-based frames version and many
new links, there are new articles and reviews by Gerald Fenech, Paul Geffen,
Tom Godell, Alex Morin, Steve Schwartz, Robert Stumpf, Ray Tuttle and John
Bell Young. Information about composers Antonio Caldara and Moisei Vainberg
has also been added. Look for the What's New for Spring/Summer 1999?
page, which has links to the new material.
Dave apologises for possible unavailability at the end of certain peak
hours, usually 5-10 minutes only, when traffic reaches the maximum allowed
by his service provider. If you encounter this situation, simply wait for
a few minutes and then try again. www.classical.net
St. Petersburg online
Alexander Boldachev, Editor of the Classical Music of St.Petersburg
web server, invites you to visit his well-designed and attractive pages
(in English) for various St Petersburg musicians and groups, as listed below.
Start up your mp3 player first ...
is a nine-year-old harpist who performs in prestigious concert halls. A
relation of the webmaster, I wonder? If you prefer your harpists a little
older, Olga Shevelevich
is harp soloist of the Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre Orchestra. Opera singers
and Natalia Vlasova,
both sopranos, Igor
Gavrilov, bass and Andrei
Slavny, baritone are also represented. Pianist Irina
Sharapova is Professor of Chamber Ensemble and Accompaniment at the
St. Petersburg Conservatory.
Groups represented on the St. Petersburg server are the St.
Petersburg Male Voice Choir, the Nevsky
String Quartet (Quinten-Quartet), Peacock's
feather (an a capella vocal ensemble), Russian
Brass (the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Brass Quintet) and the Russian Virtuosi Project
(a unique combination of instrumentalists specialising in Russian and Italian
national melodies, as well as classical and contemporary works).
If you want to see more, Classical
Music of St. Petersburg, Russia links to Boldachev's home page, reflecting
musical life in the city - its concert halls, theatres, musicians, composers
JL for flautists
Specialising in classical music books with MIDI accompaniments, flute
solo and duet literature, JL Publishing's website is not solely commercial,
but is also designed to serve the needs of flautists, who can play along
with the music samples (music notation with MIDI accompaniments) even if
they're not interested in buying any books. They list concerts involving
flautists and feature a chronological history of the transverse flute. Jack
Lee's site is at www.jlpublishing.com
Takane Arimatsu's unofficial but informative website about the conductor
Jun'ichi Hirokami is now open at home.att.ne.jp/red/hirokami/index-e.htm
Glyndebourne Opera is now on-line at www.glyndebourne.co.uk
. Information is provided about which performances still have seats, but
there's no online booking facility.
www.bach.nl is a new site with information
on Bach 2000 projects and lots of links.
Italian violinist and composer Fabrizio Ferrari is offering free
sheet music. Visit
his page to find out more.
A new site for voice
students, voice teachers and singers is hosted by the Atlanta voice
teacher Winnie Wilson Goree.
American composer Judith Lang Zaimont is also Professor of Composition
at the University of Minnesota's School of Music. Her website address has
changed to www.joblink.org/jzaimont/
USA-based CD store Opera Classics has been having some website
problems. They're now online at their own domain - www.operaclassics.com
but they still have problems with their software and are having to process
orders by hand. The delays caused are fortunately very slight. Staff are
working to reduce the additional charges necessary for international orders.
Copyright © Keith Bramich, June 22nd
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