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Flynn's Trinity

Attila Kovaks is a composer from Denmark who has set up a website to allow us to listen to six tracks from a new CD for flute and piano (classified by Kovaks as classical, instrumental, ambient, and an easy listen) called Hungarian Dawn. Another composer's on-line home discovered recently is that of Canadian born Michael LaCroix, who describes himself as an art music composer of sacred and secular works. You'll probably have to return later to hear Michael's music, but there's an interesting selection of links on his main page. George Flynn is head of the Depaul University composition department (USA), and represented on the Southport Composers Series. Flynn's Trinity - three works for solo piano, entitled Kanal (1976), Wound (1968) ad Salvage (1993) - is available on a recording by the composer.



Wingroove is a software wavetable synthesiser - a MIDI playing solution for those with poor soundcards. Download this shareware program from Japan and play MIDI files which are not dependent on the hardware synthesiser built in to your computer's sound card. This software can create .wav files from MIDI files, which means that you can listen to high quality sounds on very slow or old computers.



We've visited Mallorca's Serafino Trio before, but not since cellist and webmaster Dave Runnion set up Trio Notes to chronicle the day to day progress of the group, or since the trio's own egroup, the Serafino Trio Chamber-Music List has been announced. Designed as a publicity engine for the Trio, these mostly American musicians are hoping that the group will become a general arena to discuss chamber music - recordings and concerts, and that professional chamber musicians will use the list to exchange advice, resources, suggestions, experiences and support. To sign up, send a message to 


Opera Jamboree

Janice Rosen is a contributor to a new site called Opera Jamboree and is inviting us to visit a new site 'celebrating the joys of opera-going - articles, reviews, recipes etc. all inspired by opera'. It's light-hearted, complete with WAV files of appreciative clapping and cheering noises to welcome new contributors.

Another new opera page - A Night at the Oopera - has also appeared. Equally frivolous, visitors are greeted by a large cartoon drawing of opera glasses and opera gloves, and then an article by site owner Bob Fink, who begins by suggesting that too many people have been making light of such a serious subject ...


Copyright © Keith Bramich, December 14th 1999


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