Music & Vision returns to the expanding online world of classical
music, in a new series of occasional Site seeing articles which look
at how the internet is being used in the classical music world.
Canadian music magazine La Scena Musicale, published in printed
form and online, in both French and English, continues to use the internet
to its best advantage, and a regular watch of their daily index of new online
articles and news from all over the world will demonstrate how much classical
music content is now pervading the net. Articles from the world's best known
newspapers rub shoulders with the more established of classical music news
and review sites.
Also in Canada, M&V contributor Gordon Rumson has made available
online a 24 minute improvised sonata in four movements, in memory of the
late Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and performed at Gordon's 30 September concert
Musical Mosaic XI.
Gordon writes: 'There is no way to predict what tonight's "composition"
will sound like, though it will not be imitation Mozart, Bach or Liszt.
There may be moments of simple hymnody, elaborate flourishes, peculiar "Arabic"
melodies and I may even root around on the inside of the piano. But it will
all be created at the moment and be for this time only ...'
I think I shall always remember my feelings at the end of an Alexander
Technique lesson - especially that of being a newly straightened out person!
Robert Rickover's Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique is a
comprehensive guide to Alexander's method and its relevance to musicians.
Louis Oniboni, an executive working in 'the deep south of France', has
created The Music Lovers' Corner, a site in French and English, whose
main content is a monthly classical music quiz, partnered this year by the
German record company Hänssler Classic. The quiz consists of
ten questions, and between 3 and 5 winners are selected each month to receive
CDs and CD sets.
A prize must surely go to David Runnion's Serafino Trio for imaginative
use of the internet from their island home of Mallorca, with a website in
Spanish and English. Their unusual ideas include Trio notes, a kind
of travelling diary published on the internet, a series of masterclasses
held online, and most recently, MP3 Picks - a daily recommendation
of performances from mp3.com, and a concert dedicated to a car!
Copyright © 17 October 2000 Keith
Bramich, somewhere in Turkey
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