Music Website News
with KEITH BRAMICH
Books from New Delhi
New Delhi's Books & Periodicals Agency has many books on the history
and nature of India's music. Titles include V.K. Aggarwal's Indian Music
Through Foreign Eyes (1997), L. Annapoorna's Veena Tradition in India
Music (1996), Amarnath's Living Idioms in Hindustani Music : A Dictionary
of Terms and Terminology (1994) and O. Prasad's Santal Music - A
Study in Pattern and Process of Cultural Persistence (1958). The agency
has been in operation for 25 years and many more titles are available at
. Join their mailing list, specifying 'music' in the subjects box, for regular
Pianist and inventor Dr. Manfred Clynes made the news a while ago with
his special performance software called SuperConductor, which can
add human-like interpretation to otherwise boring computer performances.
The music world appears divided - some love his software and the resulting
'performances', whereas others hate it. Clynes is well-featured on the net,
of course, with sites at microsoundmusic.com and superconductor.com - take your pick, both sites appear to
be identical, and offer free downloads.
You may have heard of Harry Hurwitz and Symphonic Workshops. Harry runs
conducting courses, workshops and recording sessions in the Czech Republic,
and is currently accepting bookings for the Marienbad Fall Workshop, 26
November to 5 December 1999 with Jonathan Sternberg and the West Bohemian
Symphony Orchestra. You can find further information at www.symphonicworkshops.com .
Global Music Network
With oodles of financial backing, www.gmn.com broadcasts complete operas and concerts over
the net in Real Audio format, and provide many hours of recorded music.
They launched their site in December 1998 as the most important site for
classical music and jazz on the internet. They have recently redesigned
their site to make it more friendly for a wider variety of computer types
and browser software. The redesign is a vast improvement, and visitors no
longer have to register before visiting the site.
New World Records
New World Records - the Recorded Anthology of American Music - has a
mission to record the music of American composers not otherwise represented
in the catalogues of commercial recording companies. You can buy their discs
from retail stores throughout the USA, and they have distributors in 19
European and Asian countries. Download their 64 page 1999 PDF catalogue
from their website at www.newworldrecords.org .
I Fiati di Parma
Claudio Paradiso invites you to visit the new website of the Italian
orchestra I Fiati di Parma at ifiatidiparma.freeweb.org . Contents include a list of artists,
information about the orchestra, its director and repertoire. Currently
only in Italian (with some pleasant pictures), there will soon be an English
MV Daily meets AL Daily
Denis Dutton's lively website Arts and Letters Daily is published six
days a week, featuring intelligently-written articles on a variety of arts
subjects at www.cybereditions.com/aldaily . Dutton's hilarious article
on 'a politically correct Carmen' was re-published recently in the Washington
Post, and you should find it still online at the address above.
Whistling in the Millennium
The Millennium World Championships of Musical Whistling will be held
on September 11th 1999 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The world's finest
whistlers can perform with 26 members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
in the new Winspear Center of Music. You can listen, or maybe even take
part ... Oh, and I almost forgot the address ... it's ... www.whistling.com !
Copyright © Keith Bramich,
July 13th 1999
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