||Heartfelt congratulations on the 25th anniversary
of your indispensable daily review website. At a time when the few
remaining print media review fewer and fewer classical recordings,
your website has become an essential platform for informed classical
reviews, frequently publishing the only review of a new recording.
And, by and large, the reviews are well written, balanced and informative.
I myself read practically all the new reviews and go to the archive
from time to time to find reviews I had missed. Here is to the next
25 years! I hope I will still be around by then.
In the meantime you can be assured of my full support.
||In a world which is thick on headlines and thin on
content Music-web-International bucks the trend. Reviewers are allowed
to fully explore and compare performances. They are able to discuss
and consider new repertoire. They are encouraged to describe the
booklet cover and content. Artists and labels invest heavily in
creating releases and it is essential to know that we will get at
least one honest and accurate global reaction. MWI is a digital
platform for physical products and one that is much needed and much
Nimbus Records, Nimbus Music Publishing
Congratulations from everyone at Hyperion on MusicWebs
25th anniversary. Your site is invaluable to our label and all
of our artists and customers with its well-written and thoroughly
researched expert reviews. Long may you continue.
||It is surely a sign of an advancing age, when 25 years
feels like the
day before yesterday. For someone like me, who has been doing what
for 46 years and still work 80-hour weeks, 25 years isn't all that
That said, however, for a site like MusicWeb International to be
do what they are doing so well, for such a long time, without any
or other support, borders on the unimaginable. The perspicacity
Mullenger and his co-workers in the garden of musical culture is
amazing, and the score upon score of reviewers contributing to a
worthy-of-reading site extremely impressive. I know first-hand,
had some years of service as an Editor/proof-reader for any review
(other than for BIS, naturally).
Many happy returns, Len, and do keep going; we need you as much
need us - a true symbiosis.
Robert (von Bahr, CEO, BIS Records, Sweden)
Congratulations to MusicWeb International on reaching your 25th
Anniversary! Your dedication and hard work are very much appreciated
here at Chandos. Best of luck for the next 25!!
Simon Astridge Sales & Marketing Manager
||I cant speak for those among MusicWebs
readers who are the ultimate customers of us all, but I do know
that MusicWeb International has become a vital feature in the lives
of those thousands of us whose professional activities are focused
on classical music, and recordings in particular. We labels know
that MusicWeb is often the first place that our musicians will find
their recordings reviewed, sometimes weeks ahead of the print media,
and it thus provides a timely fillip to anxious artists wondering
how their performances might be received. MusicWeb is a leveller,
too: small, independent labels like our Toccata Classics, which
cant afford to pay for advertising in the magazines, know
that our efforts will be treated even-handedly alongside the majors
and that money doesnt buy coverage. Mention of money raises
the point that it is remarkable and eloquent testimony to
the efforts of its founder and his followers that MusicWeb
has been able to do as much as it has done for as long as it has
done as an entirely voluntary operation. As a professional reviewer,
too, I sometimes wince at the occasional gaucherie in a MusicWeb
review, but the compensation in having a team of reviewers who are
all volunteers is that they are doing it from a love of the subject,
and so the tired, bored cynicism of some of my professional colleagues
is not something that one encounters in a MusicWeb review. Indeed,
skimming through the digest of reviews sent out every Thursday morning
is about as close as I get to religious practice, and I salute all
those whose efforts have made it possible.
Toccata Classics/Toccata Next/Toccata Press
congratulations on 25 years of extensive writing about music and
musicians, composers and record labels. MusicWebs reviews
are always a joy to read, as they are in-depth and thorough, and
always reflect the authors knowledge of the subject. MusicWeb
has become an important chronicle of the recording industry and
a hugely valuable online resource for music lovers. We wish Len
and his team all the best for the next 25 years (and beyond), and
are grateful for the attention that our releases have received over
(KAIROS, paladino music, Orlando Records & Austrian Gramophone)
||Congratulations to MusicWeb International for the
Best wishes for the next 25 years - from all our staff and artists
at Profil - Edition Günter Hänssler and hänssler
Many thanks for your ongoing support!
||I again send my sincerest Thanks and Congratulations
to MusicWeb International, this time on the occasion their 25th
anniversary. Based upon their stubborn habit of maintaining a staff
of writers of great knowledge and integrity, and on the tremendous
value of the informed and thorough reviews and features they provide,
I suspect I will be sending additional thanks and congratulations
on the occasion of their 30th. As an old RCA Victor slogan went,
MusicWeb International will be sustained by their reputation.
||We live in interesting times. Fewer people consume
their music via CDs but we still want to make them, partly so we
can talk about the music in our booklet notes.
Download sites are notoriously uninterested in this, so it is especially
valuable that MusicWeb International continues to discuss albums
and the concepts behind them in an informed and enthusiastic way.
||On behalf of SOMM and my colleagues I would like to
thank you wholeheartedly for your tremendous support over the years.
Informative and extensive reviews written by a team of reviewers
of knowledge and commitment have turned MusicWeb International into
a Music Magazine you and your team should be proud of. We send you
our warmest congratulations on the 25th Anniversary of MusicWeb
International and best wishes for continuing success. Long may it
||Congratulation to your Anniversary and thanks
for your support of my work!
Zdenek Bruderhans - flautist and writer
||Heartly congratulations to MusicWeb International
on the 25th anniversary. MWI is an incredible resource to music
lovers and professional users and it is amazing what has been achieved.
I wish Len Mullenger the very best of luck for the years to come.
Henrik Rørdam, Dacapo Records
25 years ago the fledging Beulah label took the opportunity to
send its releases, in those days on compact disc, to Len Mullenger's
newly created Music Web International.
Over the years that Beulah has expanded Music Web International
continued to publish the insightful reviews .
Since 2010, when Beulah ceased releasing on compact disc, our
downloads and streaming albums have received reviews from the
knowledgeable Brian Wilson.
Beulah wishes Music Web International continued expansion, its
archive of reviews are invaluable, and success.
From Tactus Records (Italy) and its team, the sincerest congratulations
to MusicWeb International for Its 25th Anniversary!!
Thank you for your always timely and precious support to the classical
GIAN ENZO ROSSI
||Mazel Tov on your 25th! The crazy universe of classical
music needs websites dedicated to presenting readers with informed
opinions; so keep the reviews coming and the discussion lively.
||Congratulations on your anniversary! With so few and
reliable sources of criticism, MusicWeb shines and offers insight
and unparalleled coverage that major media cannot and will not pursue!
Here's to many more years!
Arbiter of Cultural Traditions www.arbiterrrecords.org
||From a small indie label who went through its own
25th a few years back, may you keep your independence and continue
to provide the serious music-loving public with timely, knowledgeable
and most importantly, caring reviews. Congratulations and heres
to another 25.
On behalf of Cala Records
Cala Records Ltd; www.babymusic.com
||On behalf of Albion Records I offer warm congratulations
to Musicweb International and to its founder, Len Mullenger, on
the websites silver jubilee. We particularly welcome the coincidence
that Albions owner, The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society, has
also just celebrated its first 25 years. Musicweb International
is a wonderful resource: free for all to use, with reviews and articles
going back to the very beginning. The learned contributors are able
to write full and descriptive reviews, without the constraint of
print space and without bias and this establishes Musicweb
as an unparalleled and authoritative source of reference.
||Congratulations to MusicWeb International on a quarter
century of high quality reportage! The musical world has been enriched
by your important work. Best wishes!
Becky & David Starobin
Bridge Records, Inc.
|| A vital source of information! My congratulations
and thanks to those involved on their commitment.
With best wishes,
Classical music consultancy, publicity, promotion and concert management.
Yes, indeed : twenty-five years, it is not nothing ! Before long,
our label will reach twice in spite of the present economic situation.
We can only wish you the same long life and a same enthusiasm.
Yvette + François Carbou, FY and SOLSTICE Records (France)
||Congratulations on the 25th anniversary of the website
you founded MusicWeb International! This website is very special!
The number of CDs reviewed is very large and the reviews are very
detailed. Those interested in buying can look forward to all this
For the reviews you have always selected very good and competent
reviewers / musicologists who write very correct and honest reviews.
These are authors who are really interested in the music and also
the interpretations! These features have become rare among critics
today !! But that is also your merit and that is what makes the
great success of your website, which has become huge in the 25
We are pleased that MusicWeb International will continue to exist
for a long time and will remain as successful as ever!
We wish you much further success!
Friedemann Kupsa / Renate Eggebrecht
Congratulations on your 25 years. You have a very respected review
site and you deserve the highest commendation for keeping it going.
Here at Crystal Records we always look forward to getting the
weekly review sheet from Music Web. It has become the most inclusive
place to find out what classical CDs are being released around
the world and what labels are currently active. Your reviewers
are uniformly very good.
I do know the good feeling of longevity. Crystal Records is celebrating
its 53 years of business this year. It has been quite a run.
||Congratulations to Len and all at Musicweb on your
25th anniversary and thank you for your life-long support. It's
neat that your 25th Anniversary coincides with Gimell's 40th Anniversary.
We look forward to sharing similar milestones in the future.
Peter Phillips and Steve Smith, Gimell Records
||I wish to offer my warmest congratulations to Len
Mullenger and to MusicWeb International on the occasion of MusicWebs
25th anniversary. MusicWeb is a wonderful review publication, and
it maintains a very high standard in its quality of reviews. We
are always grateful for the coverage that we get. Please keep up
your great work!
Victor E. Sachse
President and Owner, Centaur Records
||Hearty congratulations to Len Mullenger and all at
MusicWeb International on your Silver Jubilee!
Your work is stellar and a valuable resource to music lovers worldwide.
All of us at Reference Recordings are grateful for the care and
consideration given to all of the releases you cover.
||As a publisher I must say, that cooperation with Music
Web is real pleasure.
Len Mullenger has created a place where one can find information
not only about "main stream" releases.
Very professional, committed and independent reviewers make it interesting
and informating reading.
Congratulations and looking forward for next years of cooperation
All the best,
CD Accord Music Edition
||Many happy returns to MusicWeb International on their
25th Anniversary. MusicWeb is an invaluable source of support for
so many labels and artists, always willing to turn its critical
eye to undeservedly overlooked recordings and give them a fair chance
at the spotlight. Heres to another 25 years of insightful
and widespread reviews!
||From another European Island I send you congratulations.
MusicWeb England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, but really
International without limits! 25 years: what a marathon of an unique
service for hundreds of labels, a passion and cultural battle for
all who are singing, playing, conducting and hearing our
music, without to forget the creators : MusicWeb International is
Thank you , good luck and all the for the future.
||On behalf of Danacord I am more than happy to send
my best wishes for the fantastic innovative and utterly professional
Music Web International and the great team of devoted reviewers.
What a treat to have such a cornucopia of reviews all with full
details, encouragement and always eager to fly the flag for the
compact disc. In fact, what would the record industry do without
||We're delighted to wish MusicWeb International a very
happy 25th Anniversary. MusicWeb are a true champion of the diversity
of classical music - the breadth of reviews they publish from the
smallest labels to the largest is as astonishing as the knowledge
of their reviewers. Thank you MusicWeb and here's to the next 25
Classical Label Manager
RSK Entertainment Ltd
||25 years of MusicWeb International
25 years of profound record reviews
- that deserves a big round of applause from you, Len and your brillant
team of authors.
Keep up the excellent work:
Be curious and demanding!
||Congratulations to Len and the team at MusicWeb for
achieving this milestone, having been trend-setters 25 years ago
and still going from strength to strength. - Avie Records