Music Website News
with KEITH BRAMICH
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French pianist, composer and music teacher Bernard Labadie's new commercial
website for classical piano lovers has appeared, with two new transcriptions
for piano solo aimed at students in middle and upper grade music schools
and conservatoires. Extracts of these scores can be printed or purchased
on-line (at special rates for music schools and students). www.pianopassion.com.
Another new piano resource is pianist and teacher Brent Hugh's Piano Practice Tips Email Newsletter. This weekly
service will provide practical suggestions for piano practice. To
find out what it's like (and how to subscribe), check the archives. You might also like to visit Brent's
Piano Concert and his Classical Piano MP3s.
We've visited Rain Music's Pianist Resource Center previously, but not
mentioned that they have free sheet music site recommendations and reviews, or a
Web communication specialist Richard Semmens sings with and has produced a site for the
Singers - one of London UK's liveliest and most adventurous chamber
choirs, which gives regular concerts, radio and TV broadcasts. The Singers
have commissioned and performed a wide range of contemporary music, and
they recently opened the York LATE Music Festival.
Bob Fink's quirky and colourful webpage tells the story of the origins
of music using Richard Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra, and contains
a short MIDI file to play whilst scrolling the score and reading short annotations
about musical beginnings. This page takes quite a while to load. Don't miss the links
at the bottom of the page to other musical webpages.
Congratulate Thomas Quasthoff
German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff celebrates his 40th birthday next week
(9th November 1999), and Margo Briessinck was asked to open a birthday page
for visitors to enter their congratulations. The page is open and awaiting your messages ...
Waiting for Finlandia ...
Finally, some good news for us all ... the NBSO has proof now that orchestral
music will survive into the 21st century. I don't pretend to understand
their logic completely - the reasons are involved and a little complex,
somehow involving Beaujolais, an awe-inspiring open-air concert hall and
connected too with the Finnish people. If I'm being a little vague, there's
more info at the NBSO
Copyright © Keith Bramich, November
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