Music Website News
with KEITH BRAMICH
Another delve into the varied musical diet available at some of our neighbouring
Bridge over the web
British Music Society guru Rob Barnett has written a long and detailed
article about Frank Bridge, the British composer and teacher of Benjamin
Britten. This has been published as the Frank Bridge website, part of Classical
Music on the Web (UK), at www.musicweb.uk.net/bridge/. Apart from this site, there's
unfortunately very little net coverage of Bridge or his music.
Netherlands Radio Boys Choir
If you liked the Guildford Cathedral Choir site we featured last week,
you'll probably also like another of Mark Peterson's sites, www.peterson-int.demon.nl/nrbc/, which is all about the
Netherlands Radio Boys Choir. Not only a website designer, Mark also conducts
Wolfmusic use state of the art technology to produce high quality scores
- they specialise in classical piano music from significant composers which
is otherwise unavailable in modern editions - an example being the 'rediscovered'
piano sonatas of Clementi. www.wolfmusic-publications.com.
Clients of Denise Meyer
I seem to given away one answer already to the question 'what do these
three sites have in common?' They've all been created by Meyer Communications.
is the home page of composer Martin Bresnick and pianist Lisa Moore, www.duffymusic.com is
composer Thomas C. Duffy's website, and www.willieruff.com represents Willie Ruff (a faculty member
of the Yale School of Music) and the Mitchell Ruff duo.
An affair with classical music
Kurt Nemes' self-confessed affair with classical music is his excuse
to keep writing for his Musical Almanac page at www.geocities.com/vienna/opera/1315 - he chooses and
writes about a different piece of music each day and places the result at
this page. The writing tends to be personal - how he discovered the piece,
what it means to him etc.
Course composition musicale à distance
Jean-Luc Kuczynski announces a four year distance-learning course for
music composition in French. The course is based on intensive practical
work. With support from CD-ROM, students work on paper, returning their
exercises by post for individual feedback (which is returned either by post
or by e-mail). Information from www.polyphonies.fr.
If English is your preferred language, Elizabeth Hinde describes the
content of her site at www.MusicArrangers.com as 'Theory, tips and techniques for music
arrangers, orchestrators, composers and song writers'. Elizabeth, a student
of Joe Paparone (Director and Professor of theory and orchestration at Melbourne
Music Academy), decided that Joe's wisdom was too good not to write down.
The site's Musical Instruments Reference is freely browsable.
Club Abbadiani Itineranti
Meanwhile, for all those who appreciate the art of Claudio Abbado, a
new site called 'Abbadiani' has been created at www.abbadiani.it. There are Italian, English and French
language versions. The creator(s) are interested in feedback ... well here's
some. Their English page is in Italian! The only concession to translation
is the HTML (web page) title, which appears as 'Itinerating Abbadian Club'.
Please remember that you saw it first at Music & Vision ...
Something completely different
I can't quite make out whether this creation is recent or a couple of
years old. www.peabody.jhu.edu/~juragaga/Kennedy.htm is not for
the faint-hearted - some of the language in this interview with 'our Nige'
may offend some people (or am I just getting too old?)
Copyright © Keith Bramich,
September 21st 1999
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