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Len Mullenger: Len@musicweb.uk.net

Classical CD Reviews
As a new policy  from April  2000 new Classical CD reviews are posted to the website as they are completed instead of going on as a monthly batch. The growing list will always be available here The latest entries will be indicated with a "NEW" symbol. The page will be refreshed every couple of days. When the list is considered complete it will be finalised and the next month's list started.

Where we are at .... the First Five Years of Music on the Web (UK)

December 2000
December Film Music CD Reviews
December Classical CD Reviews
MusicWeb Sussex Musical Weekend
Railways and Music by Philip Scowcroft
Music in English Detective Fiction: A Few Notes by Philip Scowcroft
Sport and Music by Philip Scowcroft
Hoffnung Cartoon Exhibition London
Dmitri Shostakovich - a Composer for the 20th Century by Mark Harrison
November 2000
Are you a young musician, in the UK and want to be on the Tele?
November Classical CD reviews
November Film Music CD review
Percy Whitlock by John France
The music of the late Harold Truscott: an excavation report by Guy Rickards
Robert Gerhard Paul Conway appraises the available recording of the symphonies
MIECZYSLAW KARLOWICZ Rob Barnett reviews a recording of the complete symphonic poems. Includes a profile of and note from the conductor Jerzi Salwarowski
October 2000
Norman Lebrecht in Interview with Marc Bridle
David Fanning surveys the Soviet symphony on CD
Three emigrés: Gál, Gerhard and Goldschmidt by Guy Rickards
English Composers for Amateurs  10 profiles by Philip Scowcroft
Aviation in British Music by Phil Scowcroft
Agatha Christie and Music by Phil Scowcroft
Garland No 31 by Phil Scowcroft
Alan Rawsthorne
by John Huntley From Music Parade Volume 2 No2 circa 1950
Rawsthorne in the Pages of Music Survey - 1947 -1953
John Addison
Welcome to both John Addisons
September 2000
Music on the Web (UK) is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Vavo.com. This gives access to a fast American server and full technical backup. The transition will take place in late September 2000. The domain names www.musicweb.uk.net and www.FilmMusic.uk.net will be pointed at the new server so the transition will appear seamless. If you are using the absolute URL with Force9 in them plaese re-bookmark using the appropriate domain name.
September Classical CD reviews  September Film Music CD reviews
Covent Garden The Untold Story by Norman Lebrecht
Review by Marc Bridle
Only the Purest Sound?
Joan Trimble
David Wright appraises the career of the late Joan Trimble
Franco Donatoni
David Wright writes about Donatoni who died last month
Cyril Rootham
Welcome to Cyril Rootham
George Weldon
GEORGE WELDON The Myths about Conductors: Personal Thoughts by Dr. David C F. Wright
Jordi Savall
Gary Dalkin interviews Jordi Savala
Norman Lebrecht
By special arrangement with  La Scena Musicale we now carry direct links to Norman Lebrecht's weekly articles  You can hear Lebrecht.live on the internet.
Roberto Gerhard
Paul Conway appraises recordings of the symphonies
August 2000
August Classical CD Reviews  August Film Music Reviews
Sir Malcom Arnold
Arnold Festival and a Dennis Brain Memorial concert (in the presence of Sir Malcolm)
Andrew Litton
Marc Bridle interviews Andrew Litton
Leonard Salzedo
Welcome to Leonard Salzedo
July 2000
July Classical CD Reviews  July Film Music Reviews
Major update to the Sir Arnold Bax site
June 2000
June Classical CD Reviews  June Film Music Reviews
Benjamin Schmid  in Interview with Marc Bridle
Tony Duggan completes his survey of the symphonies with No 10
Adriano's Complete discography of new and re-issued Respighi recordings on CD has just been revised. These tables take a while to load so please be patient.
Philip Wood
Welcome to Philip Wood
Cedric Thorpe Davie
Welcome to Cedric Thorpe Davie
May 2000
May Classical CD Reviews  May Film Music Reviews

An Interview with Hans Zimmer by Ian Lace
Session report from Munich by Lewis Foreman

Inglis Gundry
We mark the passing of Inglis Gundry
Sir Eugene Goossens
Welcome to Sir Eugene Goossens

April 2000
April Classical CD Reviews  April Film Music CD reviews
Attend a South Bank concert and get an INSTANT CD of what you have heard!


Interview with Freddy Kempf by Marc Bridle

Minna Keal
Welcome to Minna Keal
Stewart Hylton Edwards
Welcome to Stewart Hylton Edwards
Edgar Deale
David Dorward
Elisabeth Lutyens
Elizabeth Maconchy
Rhona Clarke
Malcolm Arnold including new biography from Vincent Budd
March 2000
March Film Music CD Reviews  March Classical CD reviews
Site being constantly hit by attacking hackers
One of our reviewers wins a major composition prize
New Questionnaire seeking your opinion on the site
Launch of International Record Review
Colin Anderson interviews Ingo Metzmacher
February 2000
Special Announcement

Music on the Web (UK), one of the largest Internet Music Resources and a major CD review site for Classical and Film music has recorded 1.2 million page hits from 58,000 visitors during February. A reciprocal agreement has been made between International Record Review and the site to exchange at least one review each month.

Music on the Web (UK) is owned by Webmaster, Len Mullenger. There are two main editors: Rob Barnett for the Classical Music reviews and Ian Lace who edits the very successful and Yahoo preferred Film Music on the Web. Both sites provide news, in-depth articles, composer profiles, book and video reviews. 175-200 CDs are reviewed each month by some 30 regular reviewers and the site is produced with the help of over 90 contributors. Classical CD reviews are posted around the middle of the month and Film Music CD reviews at the end of the month. A shared daily review section, 'Today's Review' highlights one major CD release from either the Classical or Film Music sectors, or an occasional book or concert review.

February Film Music CD Reviews       February Classical CD reviews

Following on from last month we present Mr Thadani's article on FELIX BLUMENFELD

John Gardner
The symphonies of John Gardner by Paul Conway
César Antonovich Cui
Welcome to César Antonovich Cui
Constantin ANTIPOV
Request for more information on Constantin ANTIPOV
Edmund Rubbra
Major review of discography

January 2000

Major article and CD review from Rob Barnett on the achievement of Bhagwan N. Thadani who has resurrected the music of SERGEI BORTKIEWICZ
An interview with Philippe Blumenthal  by Gary Dalkin
January Classical CD Reviews    January Film Music CD Reviews
The Classical reviews contain a special edition on the Naxos American Masters series
Alan Hovhaness
Complete list of works
It has been a busy month. Here are a selection of reviews
Quartetfest A celebration of 20th Century String Quartets at the Royal Northern College of Music. 13 -16 January 2000
Bowen, Holbrooke, Bettison and Farrar New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp. St John's, Smith Square, London; 19 January 2000.
Berlioz Romeo et Juliette LSO & Chorus, Sir Colin Davis, with soloists; Barbican Centre, 11 January 2000.
Berlin to Broadway: The Music of Kurt Weill, Barbican Centre, London14-16 January 2000, BBC in association with the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc.
Lane & Lerner On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Bridewell Theatre, London, 12 January (continuing)
Bach Cantata Pilgrimage Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich 16 January 2000. Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, cond. John Eliot Gardiner, with solo singers.
Brahms & Mendelssohn Festival, Wigmore Hall, 18 January 2000. Fanny Mendelssohn 3 Romances, Felix Mendelssohn Quartet Op 12 and Brahms Piano Trio Op 8 (original version). Joshua Bell (violin) Steven Isserlis (cello) Alexander Lonquich (piano) and Vellinger String Quartet.
Trevor Pinnock & English Concert, Wigmore Hall, 15 January, with Pamela Thorby, recorder; Lisa Beznosiuk, baroque flute; Rachel Podger, violin; William Carter, lute.
Birtwistle Gawain. Royal Opera House, 15 January 2000.
PLG Young Artists 2000 Purcell Room, South Bank Centre 11-15 January 2000
Roman Mints (violin) with Katya Apekisheva (piano)

Matthews Three Enigmas; Dutilleux Trois Strophes & Rainier Grand Duo Purcell Room, 11 January 2000 Alice Neary (cello) & Gretel Dowdeswell (piano)
Lawrence Power (viola) & Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano) 10 January;
Matthew Sharp (cello) & Dominic Harlan (piano), Christian Immler (baritone) & Dominic Harlan (piano) 12 January

Daniel Tong (piano) & Chinook Clarinet Quartet. PLG at Purcell Room, 13 January. Petros Moschos and Dimitris Karydis (pianos); Ovid Ensemble & Ilana Jacobs with Rebecca Sweeney 14 January
Holloway, Corelli, Vivaldi, Mozart. City of London Sinfonia Bishopsgate Hall, London, 11 January 2000
J S Bach Flute Sonatas and French Suites; South Bank Centre 10 January 2000
Dorothea Seel (baroque flute) Sharona Joshua (harpsichord) Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Schnittke Piano Trio; Schubert Trout Quintet Soloists of the Royal Opera House Blackheath Halls, 9 January 2000-01-09
Ives Symphony No. 1 and Elgar Violin Concerto Barbican Centre 7 January 2000
LSSO conducted by Christopher Adey; solo violin Stephanie Gonley
Messiaen Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus. Steven Osborne (piano) Wigmore Hall, 5 January 2000
John Tavener Fall and Resurrection. 4 January 2000; St Paul's Cathedral City of London Sinfonia cond. Richard Hickox, BBC Singers and soloists
New Century - New Stars Wigmore Hall, 2 January 2000

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