Music Website News
with KEITH BRAMICH
An early music site in French, with information about early music history
and scores. Nice graphics (but a little heavy on its use of frames for my
liking). Don't miss the link at the very bottom left of the page - Mascherata
de Gastoldi - this is good use of MIDI for those who like to listen whilst
they explore the web. perso.wanadoo.fr/gbconsult/musique-ancienne/
Dead conductors page
There's no arguing with the title of this web page - accurate, 'down
to earth', succinct and not especially flattering. www.nviclassical.com/CONDUCT.html
What is the COE?
You can find the answer at www.coeurope.org, a site providing details of the Chamber
Orchestra of Europe's current concert season and recordings.
Seth Williamson has about 140 reviews of classical music websites at
Net Notes - www.wvtf.org/classical/netnotes.html. Although similar in
a way to Site Seeing, Net Notes has a different flavour, more along the
lines of CD or concert reviews. Seth's reviews are more detailed than ours
(but we have visited more sites). It's also fascinating to see the web through
the eyes of someone different.
La Scena Musicale
Is this Canada's answer to Music & Vision? La Scena Musicale features
classical music news, audio and video links, an e-zine
with CD reviews and interviews and the 'Canadian Classical Music Calendar
Ring for early music
Not content with starting one music ring - the Art Music Web Ring, Charles K. Moss has now launched another
- the Early Music Web Ring, where, for example you'll find the a cappella
group Lionheart, the Burgundian Cadence and Ensemble Soleil. Rings of websites provide
method of connecting and finding sites about a particular subject. In simple
terms, each site provides a link to the next site in the ring. Early music
enthusiasts can then, for example, visit all the sites in the Charles' ring.
For further information about the system itself, visit www.webring.org.
Leamington Winter Season
Preliminary details of the Warwick Arts Society's Winter Season (held
in the Leamington Spa area of the UK, and including a concert by the Lindseys
on 8 October) are now available at www.musicweb.force9.co.uk/warkarts/winter99.html.
Use of the Fibonacci series to generate the golden section - that special
ratio considered to give the rectangle with the most visually pleasing proportions
- has attracted its fair share of interest from the music world (including
at least one group named after the phenomenon), and not only from modern
composers. A good starting point to explore the use of Fibonacci and the
golden ratio in music, art and architecture is www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibInArt.html.
Copyright © Keith Bramich,
August 10th 1999
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