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Millennium Stage

The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has set up a Millennium Stage (part of the 'Performing Arts for Everyone' initiative) which webcasts performances of music in Real Audio. Archived performances are also available. You'll also find lots more to see and hear at this site, which has English, French, German and Japanese language versions available.


Pastiche and fugue

If you're a composer, there may still be time to enter the Pastiche 1999 Composers Competition - the closing date is 7 January 2000, and details are available on the Pastiche website. Another competition which may be of interest is pianist Tjako van Schie's Write a fugue contest, to comemmorate the imminent J S Bach anniversary - open to all amateurs and professionals who love to write music, contestants must write a fugue on a given theme - full details at Tjako's website.


A Sinfonia and a Sinfonietta

The London Sinfonietta, with it's well-known paint splodge logo is online with an ambitious website and an impressive commission and performance list with composers from Abrahamsen to Xenakis. On the other side of the pond, Sinfonia Toronto is mid-way through its inaugural season - a new professional chamber orchestra replacing the Chamber Players (which folded seven years ago).


The Magnificent Master

Ingrid Schwegermann's Beethoven website, Beethoven - The Magnificent Master has a comprehensive Beethoven biography at 


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