Music Website News
with KEITH BRAMICH
The Blue Snow contemporary music magazine is at easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~bluesnow/. For a list of various
other magazines and journals, visit http://www.new-music.org/linkmag.html.
Last month, Site Seeing featured the website of the Ecole audiophile belge - the Belgian Audiophile School.
We recently received an email from Christophe Balis in Brussels with further
information - and in particular the address of the Roger Delneuville piano
improvisations page - www.belgaudio.com/rdpiano.htm . The audio available from
this page (in realaudio G2 format) is the only recorded trace of this reclusive
Belgian pianist, and is the result of hours of labour necessary to reconstruct
the sound from an old, badly damaged tape.
A new unofficial site dedicated to the legendary flautist Jean-Pierre
Rampal is at members.xoom.com/fs3/rampal-00.htm.
Online information about the tenor John McHugh (born of Irish descent
in Wolverhampton, England in 1911), including samples of two songs from
his Nessun Dorma CD, is now available at stu.scit.wlv.ac.uk/mchugh.
The main claim to fame of the composer Claude Vivier could be that he
was stabbed to death in 1983 in a Paris bar, but if you'd like to discover
more about Vivier and his music, there is interesting information (including
a biography in French, audio excerpts and a list of works) at the Music Library of the Future. Whilst there, click on 'composer
index' to see portraits of seven other Canadian composers. If you prefer
your information in English, try the Canadian Music Centre.
Music with a mind of its own
MA Recordings, established in Japan in 1988, produces CDs of original
and improvisatory music recorded in large acoustic spaces - cathedrals,
churches and concert halls, and has a fascinating oriental philosophy -
'... the importance of a solitary sound - its musicality and sound quality
- has been one of the primary reasons for our existence.' Learn more at
Violin books and autographs for sale
David Sanders of Montagnana Books has a new catalogue of violin books
and autographs for sale at www.montagnanabooks.com - look for catalogue No 34.
Guitars alive in the 21st century
Peter Inglis would like to see the guitar prosper in the 21st century,
and he believes that the current state of guitar pedagogy could be improved.
To that end, he's writing a book about guitar playing which he hopes will
open doors to some, and which will include a section on applying Alexander
technique to playing the guitar. In the meantime, you can see elements of
Peter's work at www.migman.com.au/aes .
The Classical Guitar Alive radio programme is broadcast weekly in over
100 cities across the USA, and is also broadcast worldwide, eight times
per week over the net. Further information at www.guitaralive.com.
Mac's Maddening Musical Mind Mangler
American orchestrator McNeil Johnston has a well designed and appealing
site at www.mjorch.com
. Don't miss the Musical Mind Mangler - his weekly quiz, complete
with an animated throbbing brain.
Copyright © Keith Bramich,
July 27th 1999
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