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Vorisek in the North Downs

Steven Osborne's Prokofiev, Ravel and Rachmaninov impress Keith Bramich

Paul McCreesh's Christmas album. '... high-quality British Christmas music from the Gabrieli Consort ...'

The Ex Cathedra consort and continuo

Alec Roth's new string quartet

Piano music by Alexander Chapman Campbell. '... there are signs that ... Campbell ... knows exactly what he's doing.'

Eleventh to fifteenth century vocal and instrumental music from Fleurs de Lys

The Zodiac Trio. '... young wine, already highly palatable ...'

Christmas music from the Brass Band of Battle Creek. '... bewitchingly subtle touches of colour ...'

Christmas choral music from Arsys Bourgogne. '... a well-recommended stocking-filler ...'

Ioana Osoianu talks to Keith Bramich about her life in the East and West

Robert Hugill's 'Passion'. '... a very distinctive soundworld ...'

Celebrating his ninetieth birthday today, Wilfrid Mellers talks to Keith Bramich

The Naxos Book of Carols. 'A delightful and magnificent stocking-filler!'

Keith Bramich at a performance by Tamami Honma and friends

The Finchley Choral Society Centenary Concert

Keith Bramich takes in the GRM Experience at Amsterdam's Frascati Theater

Tamami Honma's Wigmore Hall solo recital début

Keith Bramich at the twenty-first Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts

Keith Bramich at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Music 2003

Catching up on some classical music websites

Keith Bramich listens to early Beethoven from the Miller Piano Quartet

Music on the Croatian islands of Vis and Bisevo

Keith Bramich enjoys two concerts at the 2003 Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Gilles Apap's new Bach and Mozart CD

The Dvorák Day Concert

Piers Adams' group Red Priest amazes Keith Bramich

Keith Bramich listens to the piano music of Uña Ramos

Keith Bramich listens to contemporary chamber music by Mark Warhol

Chamber music by John McCabe

The music of Irish composer Raymond Deane

Orchestral favourites of Japan. '... the traditional songs of fishermen, miners and pack-horse drivers ...'

The Bach Collegium Japan performance of the St John Passion

The London trumpet sound

Listening to Japanese composer Akio Yashiro. '... good performances and a clear recording.'

Remembering the Holocaust

Alice McVeigh's 'All Risks Musical'

Keith Bramich encounters the music of Phill Niblock, Philip Corner and Richard Lainhart

Eri Niiyama gives a recital in Tokyo's Suntory Hall, and Keith Bramich listens

Concert works by film composers, played by the New Art Trio and

Keith Bramich takes a fresh look at the world of classical music online

Keith Bramich listens to 'Yellowstone' for violin and orchestra by Jett Hitt

Tobias Ringborg plays music by Roman, and Keith Bramich listens

Keith Bramich ponders on the art of the conductor, and attends the 2002 Donatella Flick Conducting Competition

Keith Bramich listens to the 95% post consumer sound of Ellen Band

Keith Bramich listens to the bassoon virtuoso Gwydion Brooke

Walton, Sainsbury and Stanford at the Three Choirs Festival

Keith Bramich samples D'Divaz

Keith Bramich listens to another disc from crossover group Univers Zero

Keith Bramich introduces a new feature at Music & Vision

Keith Bramich is impressed by Lionel Sainsbury's Twelve Preludes

English composer Lionel Sainsbury talks to Keith Bramich

Keith Bramich visits new classical music websites: Fasolt, L'education musicale, the New Classical Portal, Musica Paraguaya, Classical Notes, Kipling settings, Sharma Musicals, Brandon Sturiale, Zeynep Ucbasaran and Beauty in Music

Keith Bramich enjoys I Fagiolini's performances of English and Italian music, old and new

Keith Bramich listens to contemporary music on the Vienna Modern Masters label

Keith Bramich comes face to face with the singing animals

with Keith Bramich

In another visit to the world of classical music websites, Keith Bramich muses on competition and diversity, and visits the websites of Salvador Clofent, Jan Hart, Duane Peck, A Gioele Simonetto, Bristol Music Services and Japanese composer Tsutomu Tagashira

A Japanese 'Riverdance'? Keith Bramich (with simultaneous translation by Yuri Izawa) experiences the four thousand strong spectacle of 'Sleeping King - the promise of love with a true heart'

Beautiful and convincing. Music by Piero Milesi for films, installations, water and fireworks. '... three boats move gently upstream, the river bridges providing natural boundaries between and barriers for the different sonorities ...'

Crossover experience. The Sirius String Quartet's gig with some sonic criminals is observed from a safe distance

Ludwig's torso ... another visit to the world of music websites

Transmogrifier of sounds. Electro-acoustic music by Kjartan Ólafsson

Crawling wind. Keith Bramich listens to a rare 1970s hybrid.

Raw and powerful. Keith Bramich's first impressions of the music of Sofia Gubaidulina

American spiritual. Marilyn Nonken plays new piano works written for her

all change!

Being truthful to the music. Chenyin Li, the young Chinese winner of the 2001 Scottish International Piano Competition, talks to Keith Bramich about experiences, East and West

Galactic timelessness. Keith Bramich listens to planets, old and new

Heart-rending sounds. Music for trombone and orchestra by Takemitsu

cultural enlightenment

M&V's monthly visit to the world of online music investigates the 'avant-garde'

In memory. Keith Bramich reports on a McCabe première, given as part of Japan 2001

It's all online ...

Keith Bramich visits Wales for the opening concert of the 2001 Presteigne Festival

Keith Bramich listens to soprano Anya Szreter in London's Regent Hall

M&V's monthly visit to the world of online music

Opus pocus - have you seen these sites?

More musical websites from classical cyberspace

Flautist Kathryn Thomas in conversation

Lilacs. '... interesting and imaginative music ... professional and committed throughout.' The music of American composer George Walker

Islamey and friends - discoveries and re-discoveries

M&V's monthly visit to the world of online music

Linking with Plymouth, plus a sneak preview of M&V's new links page

The cabbage patch - more readers' suggestions

Silver discs - record labels online

Snow White and the 7th Virus - websites recommended by our readers

Special collections - the top 10 websites of February 2000

Slice searching? A bizarre way to make sense of the net

more 2000 top websites

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), and more top websites

Music & Vision's monthly visit to the world of online music

50 of the best. Top websites revisited

Passion of Scrooge. A stereoscopic, circle surround Christmas Carol

An eye and an ear

Best advantage - the first of a new occasional series of visits to the online world of classical music

British composer Leonard Salzedo died on 6 May

(website news) - find out about choirs and choral music on the net

(website news) - classical music email newsletters

(website news) - pointers to places on the web with interesting folk music content

(website news) - This week we look at humorous music websites - are there any here you don't know?

Online concert listings (revisited)

Jansons' protest; Offenbach critical edition (news from the music world)

Donatella Flick Conducting Competition; Tobias Picker; Top 50 classical music websites (news from the music world)

Music Website News 2000

21st century composers

Ten angry men; Teach in Cyprus (news from the music world)

the world wide web of opera

Gulda dead; Sphinx; Serafino; Javelin; Profitable arts? (news from the music world)

helping you to find composers on the web

Philip Jones - one of the kindest people; Music begins where speech stops; Cybergrass and the Vienna Philharmonic; Candle dancing; Really more useful (news from the music world)

with details of various types of music software - sequencers, music OCR programs and toys and applets.

Bach SOS; Changes in Stockholm; Leuven award; Bach to Zappa; Fretwork signs with harmonia mundi (news from the music world)

taking a listen to some Real Audio files.

The start of another new series at Music & Vision which takes a look at a couple of possible Millennium bug problems.





To mark a whole year's worth of Site Seeing articles, we look both forwards and backwards, inwards and outwards, at Attacca!, Klassieklinks, contemporary music on tour, the San Diego Symphony, St Martin-in-the-fields, and an entire list of Wilfrid Mellers' articles at Music & Vision

Is there anything under our Christmas tree for you?





Music website news, which features playing music for the global community, online music magazines, Millennium Stage, a competition and a contest for composers, The London Sinfonietta, The Magnificent Master, Ali Wood, Is it cool or hot?, Valeri Dimchev and humour from New Zealand

Soprano Gré Brouwenstijn has died

Gregynog Composers Award



Music website news, including streaming BBC Radio Three, Classical beginnings, The Belgrade Cultural Centre Music Programme, The Australian Voices, Flynn's Trinity, Wingroove, Egroups and an opera jamboree.



Music website news, including musical orgies at WHRB, Met opera broadcasts, EMJ on-line, Melody Assistant, the Dutch Schubert Foundation, Erudito, Carlos Kleiber and Animals' Christmas.

The Word of the Day; Pettersson, Lidholm and Stenhammar; Living Music; Festival of Love (Forthcoming concert information)



Famous people with perfect pitch, the Institute for Cultural Memory, the Centro Sammarinese Studi Musicali, a large musical theatre site, Denis ApIvor, courtly love and Guillaume de Machaut, historic instruments and the top 14 worst operas are all featured this week.

World première webcast; Grimes on Bartok Radio; Classics and lasers (Forthcoming concert information)

A variety of conductors; Ten-day tour (Forthcoming concert information)

Unbound and bounden; Palm Sunday (Forthcoming concert information)

This week's music website news features language and pitch, Dutch links, soprano Rebekkah Graves, Operabase, Bridge Records, the Internet Movie Database, ARC Music, Ebenezer Prout and Bach

This week's music website news includes information about making your own CD in Moscow, more sheet music sites, Classic Vinyl, UK Sounds, the daily review race, American composer P. Kellach Waddle and a virus warning ...

Scholars of Cambrai; Montsalvatge; Yehuda Kanar recital; Uppsala Choral Symphony



News from the expanding world of classical music - including Classics Today, Somm Recordings, Clarinets, Fuzeau and Oriana, Piano Passion, Elysian Singers, Straussian Origins and waiting for Finlandia ...

Canticum; Scholars of Cambrai; Montsalvatge; Yehuda Kanar recital; Uppsala Choral Symphony

Gabriel Erkoreka; A Celebration Carol for the Millennium

The Emerald Isle

Elliott's final bow; Naxos award; Circles; Art song in Boston; Barcelona phoenix; Baroque oboe workshop; Recording Fests in 2000

This week on the web, we visit Digital Ear, Visual Orchestra, composer lists, the Internet Cello Society, the New York Philharmonic, the Eastern Virginia Medical School, Magazines at DMOZ and Yahoo, and ugly CD covers ... we also discover America's latest fitness craze!

Another look at music internet sites, including how to find CD reviews, the Serafino Trio, Pierre Monteux, the Prism Quartet, Amazing Music World, Bridgewater Hall, Stefan Wolpe and Singing, vocals and songwriting ... and what is a symphony in URL minor?

Sky Maze with Song Shards; Del Cuarto Elemento

Meteor Showers

Beethoven discovery; Tansman competition

Orchestre de Douai; Norwegian Nationals

Georg Tintner is dead; Richard Strauss Edition; Career services

This week we investigate various novelties - computer music toys, programs and downloadable music gadgets

Flame of Wrath; Albright Tributes; Tallis Scholars; Song at St John's; Transformation; English Fancie Camarada; The Sixteen in sixteen cathedrals

MOODS - science helps music; Chuench'i; José Serebrier; Gillian Weir in Chinese; Fong plays Cage; Moulin Rouge

This week's visit to other music internet sites includes Soundpost, New mailing lists, More Root from Tubb, The Concert Choir of New Orleans, Guia for free and Nambe Editions

Mosaic 8

Budapest 1999/2000; Tonhalle Düsseldorf; Musicatreize; Galliard Ensemble

Composer John McCabe talks to the Chief Music Critic of the Birmingham Post, Christopher Morley

Composer John McCabe talks to the Chief Music Critic of the Birmingham Post, Christopher Morley

Another delve into the varied musical diet available at some of our neighbouring websites, including Bridge over the web, the Netherlands Radio Boys Choir, Wolfmusic Productions, clients of Denise Meyer, an affair with classical music, distance-learning in French, MusicArrangers.com, the Club Abbadiani Itineranti and the Kennedy interview

John M Thomson is dead; Arts Centre for Beijing; New releases from ASC

Composer John McCabe talks to the Chief Music Critic of the Birmingham Post, Christopher Morley

Alfredo Kraus is dead; Bernstein Center aquired by NARAS

Destined for greatness; Vanishing Point 1.1; BBC Concert Orchestra; Kathryn Thomas and Neil Crossland; Oxford Contemporary Music

Music website news, including Guildford Cathedral Choir, the Conductor's Domain, the Classical Free-reed, Women in music, Classical Composer Biographies, Player Care, Mallard Music, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the Enemies of Classical Music

Composer John McCabe talks to the Chief Music Critic of the Birmingham Post, Christopher Morley

Composer John McCabe talks to the Chief Music Critic of the Birmingham Post, Christopher Morley

Music website news, including our new Announce ! service, Australian Music Resources, Catalan composers, Andrys Basten's music pages, Duologue, Havergal Brian and the Hibernian Prima Donna

Composer John McCabe talks to the Chief Music Critic of the Birmingham Post, Christopher Morley

Composer John McCabe talks to the Chief Music Critic of the Birmingham Post, Christopher Morley

Further news from the continuing Presteigne Festival in Wales

Music website news, including the Alexander Technique Information Source, Frank Martin, Automatic links at the WWW Virtual Library, MIDI World, Green Tiger Music, the Helsinki Strings, CDs online, the D3 Music Learning Network and Classical Music on the Web (UK)

Scriabin in the Himalayas

News from the continuing Presteigne Festival in Wales

Presteigne Festival composer in residence John McCabe talks to the Chief Music Critic of the Birmingham Post, Christopher Morley

Keith Bramich introduces our six day visit to the Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts

Music festivals revisited, including information about Music & Vision's visit to the Presteigne Festival, which begins on Thursday

If you have a couple of minutes to spare, please help us by giving us some feedback.

Music website news - Music Web Hunter; Music feeds my soul; New Film Front; Phenomenal bass player; Hidingplace; Do you have a clean record?

Composers on the web

Choirs and Choral Music

Music website news - Musique Ancienne; the Dead conductors page; What is the COE?; Net Notes; La Scena Musicale; Ring for early music; Leamington Winter Season; Golden Sections

Music website news - free offers, including CDs, sheet music and software

Music website news, featuring Blue Snow, Roger Deneuville, Jean-Pierre Rampal, John McHugh, Claude Vivier, MA Recordings, Violin Books and Autographs, Guitars Alive in the 21st Century and Mac's Maddening Musical Mind Mangler.

Concerts at BMIC; Poems, Pictures and Memories of Russia

Britten and Scotland Yard

You are invited to give your views on this magazine

Latin American Colonial Music; A Tale of Three Cities

Music website news - a shamelessly British edition, featuring One Wedding and a Funeral, Tubalaté, Janácek's Brno at Royal Holloway and The Band That Money Couldn't Buy

Music website news, featuring books from New Delhi, inventor Manfred Clynes, Symphonic Workshops, I Fiati di Parma, GMN, New World Records, Arts and Letters Daily and the Millennium Whistling Championships.

Keith Bramich consults the 1999 European Music Directory

Music website news

Choral Music Symposium; Mardi Gras Manchester; La Guitarra California

Rimini percussionists; Uppsala Kammarsolister; Butterflies in Milan; Musica Mundi; Voces Sacrae; Gilbert and Sullivan world première;

Music website news

Americas Vocal Ensemble composition competition winners

A list of works featured in Music & Vision's first six months

Beethoven reconstruction

Music website news

St. Paul section leaders; Satellite opera; Internet Music Delivery Deal

Music website news

Music website news

Music website news

Music website news

Music website news

Music website news

Music website news

Opera on the web

Music website news

An A-Z of music websites (part 3)

Keith Bramich replies to Peter Billam and Basil Ramsey

University music departments and scholarly music sites

Avril Ngaire Poisson and Europe

An A-Z of music websites (part 2)

Music Glossaries

An A-Z of music websites (part 1)

Igor Kipnis

Folk Music

MIDI File Wars!

Music Festivals

Music mailing lists

Music newsgroups - a closer look at rec.music.classical

today we visit some composers' collectives

Music newsgroups

Today we investigate on-line concert listing services.



Keith Bramich begins a regular column Site Seeing which explores the expanding world of music websites.



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