looking in all directions
with Keith Bramich
To mark a whole year's worth of Site Seeing articles, we look
both forwards and backwards - inwards and outwards - at some new websites,
and at some of Music & Vision's articles from 1999. First, something
Attacca is a recently launched Real Audio service, netcasting 500
years of classical compositions, complete and without advertising, and available
on demand 24 hours per day. You can listen with a Real Player (or compatible
streaming media player). [Listen
now, whilst reading this.]
A few weeks ago we featured a new page of music links from the Netherlands,
fascinating because it contained an expanded section of links to Dutch music
sites. This week it's the turn of something similar from Belgium - Planet
Internet's Muziekkanaal - klassieklinks. I found many sites here which
were new to me.
Search beat.com - a web directory - has a classical music section called
Music Cube which made a brief appearance in the early days of Site
Seeing. Don't miss the link to their Modern (20th century) music page. There's also some classical
content on their main music page.
Nittany Valley Symphony web site users have a page of links to classical music sites on the net - including lots
of orchestras. Most of these links are in the USA or Canada.
Contemporary music on tour
The CMN Tours website
provides a guide to the current season's Contemporary Music Network Tours
in the UK, including sound clips. For a fun visit, make sure your browser
has Flash and Realplayer plugins, plus an MP3 player, and choose the Flash
version of this site.
San Diego Symphony
Under the leadership of its Artistic Director Jung-Ho Pak, the San Diego Symphony 's
primary season is October through to May, during which time it produces
eight subscription concert series, which means that there's plenty of music
left in the current season. The Pak's Picks section recommends fine
Whether or not you've ever visited the Nelson's column and lions of London's
Trafalgar Square, you'll probably have heard of St Martin-in-the-fields,
made famous by Neville Marriner and the Academy. St Martin's now has a website,
with details of the church and (currently) the coming three months of concert
listings. A prize should be available for those who can spot a concert not
billed as 'by candlelight'.
That's nearly your lot, as far as new sites are concerned in 1999, so
now let's move on to the retrospective part of today's entertainment to
look back at Music & Vision's first year. I can only mention
a few highlights since there's so much, and I'll try to concentrate on material
from earlier in the year, which you may have missed. Everything is still
on-line, though, and we'll bring articles from 1999 to your attention in
the future, whenever appropriate.
Copyright © Keith Bramich, December
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