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July Newsletter

In case anyone missed our announcements, Music & Vision's July newsletter was sent out by e-mail at the beginning of the month. Our newsletters are produced monthly and are packed with interesting information from the pages of Music & Vision. If you haven't received a copy, follow the instructions on our newsletters page. Our auto-responder will reply immediately, and you can be reading the newsletter within minutes.

International Chamber Ensemble

Based in Rome, the International Chamber Ensemble perform orchestral concerts, chamber music and fully staged opera and operetta. The ensemble's website at includes an entire calendar of the ensemble's events.

Carson Kievman

The prolific composer Carson Kievman has not only written four symphonies, nine operas, 26 music theatre pieces and various chamber music, but has also found time to overhaul his website, at which you're invited to hear new sound files and see new pictures.

New Audiences?

The July issue of NewMusicBox (the American Music Center's online magazine) asks how festivals can attract new audiences to American music. Michael Torke, Marilyn Nonken, Greg Sandow and Joseph Dalton describe memorable outdoor musical experiences and unusual exposures to new music. You'll also find a calendar of 200 performances of new music across America, and details of 22 new CDs (with a RealAudio sample from each) ... all at .

Audience discussion

Brent Hugh has announced a new mailing list called Audience. Hosted by the Missouri Western State College Department of Music, Audience is dedicated to discussions about the future of live classical music performance. The list's homepage at gives instructions on how to join.

Classical Corner

If you're collecting mailing lists, Classical Corner at have a 'Friendly, No Flame Classical Music Moderated Discussion List' which you can join from a link on their site. Classical Corner, incidentally, offer books, CDs, videos and 'essentia'.

Free CD Corner!

A new month begins, and with it, new chances to win CDs. Would you like to hear baroque cellist Pieter Wispelwey playing Bach's six suites for solo cello (BWV 1007-1012) ? You could win this CD by entering July's Quiz and CD Giveaway at David J. Grossman's J.S. Bach page. Once again, Tjako van Schie is offering copies of his own CD performance of the Bach Goldberg Variations to three winners of his website-based competition. If all this Bach is too much for you, there are 10 copies of Rachmaninov's 3rd piano concerto to be won on the ClassicalIsCool site. The UK's Philharmonia Orchestra is giving away CDs of their recent recording of Schumann's 2nd Symphony (one per month) to names drawn at random from their mailing list. You can win CDs of your own choice in Len Mullenger's new July quiz (by hunting through the Warwick Arts website to find the answer) and by filling in the survey run by Turkish Radios Online. Why not enter all the competitions and increase your chances!

Copyright © Keith Bramich, July 6th 1999

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