The cabbage patch ...
more readers' suggestions
Another dip into the M&V postbag this week for sites discovered
and/or made by our readers ...
This first one's well worth exploring -- Jenny Setchell's website for
the Rieger pipe organ in Christchurch Town Hall, New Zealand. Although the
chosen topic is quite specific and narrow, this site is extensive and interesting,
with (for example) a wide-ranging Pipe Organ Links page providing mini reviews
of the sites linked, an events page which is bang up-to-date and an organ
crossword, if you'd like to test your knowledge. Don't assume that the site's
all about organs -- there's plenty of other material here too. It's well-designed,
up to date, and it all seems to work.
Staying with the keyboard, Piano tonight, anyone? Jared Rhoads writes
with details of his nicely designed site Piano Tonight, based around
concert listings, MP3 files and artist and composer profiles. Although piano-centred
and USA-centred, it also caters for other types of classical music, and
other areas of the world. When I tried the events calendar, it seemed glaringly
empty, however, but this is a new site, so presumably the database will
Another new piano site is West Indies Piano, which appears to belong
to composer Alain Pierre Pradel (born in Guadalupe) and pianist Tatjana
Rankovich (born in Belgrade and based in New York City, USA). Apart from
the biographies of these people, the Pianists and Composers
pages have interesting and unusual collections of links to other sites.
Ensemble Aleph for contemporary music in Paris -- a site in French and
English. Some of the information here is out of date, but it's probably
worth having a look around.
Juliane Gross's new music publishing company, 4'33" Verlag, is based
in Munich, and has been in existence since 1992. Now online in a mostly
German language site, although some pages have English language versions.
The Swiss-based clarinet trio Ensemble Clarino (Philip Hefti, Valentin
Vogt and Valentin Wandeler) is now online with a distinctive red and black
site at the address below, although unfortunately only in German.
16 year-old classical music fan Emily Gray runs a fun site called The
Garden of Musical Delights, including anagrams and original music jokes.
Don't miss the newly added Gouldianism -- a page of links to Glenn
Lastly this week, a special invitation to the website of Professor Cabbage
(also known as Brian Holmes, a Physics professor from San Jose, USA). Leaning
heavily on the French Horn for inspiration, Cabbage takes his visitors to
places you'd never even imagine (unless you belong to the Horn list) ...
Copyright © 20 March 2001 Keith Bramich,
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