FRMS Recommends the following links
Arts in Residence organisation offers classical music events and classical
music breaks in country houses and country hotels that have been picked for their superbly appointed positions. They all create an atmosphere in which you can enjoy the experience of music and the arts in style, comfort and good company.
|Dedicated to the music of Sir John Barbirolli. Contains biography, discography, and society journal articles.|
|The prime source of Classical music and arts programmes on British radio. This site is packed with information as are all the BBC sites. It is possible to hear and even record some programmes you may have missed using the listen again feature|
|Ludwig van Beethoven||Website about Beethoven|
mission is to broadcast British Classical Music because we believe in its
quality and its value.
We aim to make available the heritage of the musical culture of the British Isles, and especially to promote discovery - and re-discovery. We also want to encourage young performers to feature this repertoire in their programming, and concert organisers to work with us to promote such music.
|ClassicFM may not be the serious music-lovers favourite venue but it has introduced more people to the delights of popular classical music than any other British radio station|
|Classical Music Directory||A very useful general directory|
An enormous musical resource with thousands of links to other websites.
|Let classical music fill your ears at Dillington House - a stunning concert venue nestled in the beautiful, yet accessible, South Somerset countryside.The theatre was created from the old coach house in 1962, before being completely rebuilt in 1993. It has excellent acoustics and sightlines, and is the perfect size for chamber music and other small-scale performances.|
|The spirit of music.|
|EM Records is the recording arm of the English Music Festival and, as such, fulfils the EMFs aims of celebrating and preserving overlooked works by British composers throughout the centuries, with a strong focus on the early twentieth century: the Golden Renaissance of English music. EM Records resolves to bring this glorious music to a world-wide audience by committing to recorded format some of the treasures that the EMF unearths, giving listeners the chance to experience the fullest possible range of the Festival's work. In keeping with the unique spirit of the Festival, each disc released by EM Records will contain at least one World Première recording.|
|In schools, music can have an all around positive impact on students in both their personal lives and in their studies. It can help them with their focus, and also help keep them occupied and away from negative influences, such as drugs or crime. As a result, music and music teachers are an important part of education and the continued appreciation of music.|
|A comprehensive information source on the life, music and writings of this great British composer. The Havergal Brian Society (HBS) is one of the most active of British composer societies, having sponsored many recordings of his works over the last forty years. As a result of HBS activity, in late 2017 the last of Brian's 32 symphonies will be issued on CD, so completing a survey of his symphonic output. The Chairman of the HBS is always willing to give talks about Brian's life and works and may be contacted on Email|
Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) was of partly French descent and studied in
Paris with Nadia Boulanger, where he was influenced by Ravel and Poulenc
and by the neo-classical style of Stravinsky. The 1940s and 1950s were
his vintage years and during that time he composed many of his major orchestral
and choral works. The Lennox Berkeley Society was formed in 2000 to promote
and support recordings and performances of his music. The Society's website
lists over 150 recordings of his works and gives details of performances
Camerata has been performing high quality chamber music to the people
of Manchester, the North West of England and Cumbria for the best part
of 30 years.
is committed to using the inspirational power of live music to transform
lives and celebrates its unique position as a chamber orchestra to deliver
this in the twenty first century in the concert hall, in schools across
the region, through reecordings, and increasingly in cyberspace!
|A wide range of music (and other) courses available on CD or DVD from The Teaching company in the USA.|
A comprehensive source of information om most aspects of classical music
Music Weekend Seminars
|If you are looking for music weekends that are both stimulating and rewarding, held in peaceful, comfortable, congenial surroundings and reasonably priced, then you might like to consider contacting Professor Gerald Seaman for details on Email|
A private home theatre in the South of France devoted to showcasing operas and ballets, classical music concerts and dance programmes in breathtaking high definition image and sound on a 330 cm screen.
|A series of very useful links provided by one of our readers in the USA|
is this site about?
Well, the name says it all. We will remember singers from the past but we will also note todays operatic news and discuss future plans of interest.
Nostalgia items is what we mainly offer though ranging from reviews of cds, books, dvds, photos, singer profiles, discographies and much more dealing with legendary and not so legendary singers of yesteryear and yes, today as well.
new and growing label devoted to recordings of live orchestral concerts
given by Eastern European Orchestras in the 1960's and 1970's.
Despite the 40'ish years that have passed the quality of sound is equal to any recordings available, particularly since the recording engineer utilised a very special and unique process, known as CNSTR, certified natural sound technique recording.
By way of promoting these new recordings members of FRMS member societies can obtain a discount of 20% or alternatively 3 CDs for the price of 2.
|This is a website that speaks your language, 'underpinned by an evident love of music and the world of recordings' (Gramophone Magazine). No other site selling classical CDs and DVDs is arranged in such a logical and accessible format, where you can easily find lists of composers' works, compare different options, view recommendations and read reviews. We believe that you will find it one of the most user-friendly classical music sites on the internet.|
There are hundreds of historic Classical music recordings on the Pristine Audio label, and they're all here to purchase as downloads or CDs. Pristine Audio has pioneered revolutionary new restoration techniques, which can be heard to fullest effect on our critically-acclaimed XR- remastered and Ambient Stereo recordings.
|As composer, arranger and conductor, Farnon is recognised as a giant of British light music, and the Robert Farnon Society is today a haven for light music enthusiasts, issuing an especially impressive magazine.|
|This site provides brief details about one of the most colourful English composers of the 20th Century. Recognised for the success of his opera, The Immortal Hour, and as founder and director of the original Glastonbury Festivals, you can find information about his life; a list of available approved commercial recordings and forthcoming known music events and projects which feature Rutland Boughton.|
|A Unique New Sound.-Since it was founded in 1995, the British independent CD label SOMM Recordings has captured everyone's imagination. Its aim is to share with you the joy of classical music and the delight of discovering fresh repertoire, performed by artists of talent and scholarship. SOMM receives frequent accolades worldwide from collectors, music lovers, critics and the media for recordings of quality, style and originality.|
|A network of private music teachers spanning four countries. Their main service is matching students to the right teacher entirely for free. There are no commissions, finder's fees or padded tuition rates and their staff are experts in making successful connections. The link is to their UK website.|
|The Journal for the collector of recordings of the great opera singers of the past. Now in its 69th year of publication.|
|the label dedicated to producing recordings of the huge amount of top-notch classical music that the concert halls and major record companies are ignoring. We bring you revelations from the staggering quantity of good music that doesn't otherwise get heard, from Renaissance polyphony and Baroque cantatas via Romantic symphonies to composers once hidden behind the Iron Curtain.|
|This interactive website aims to provide information and resources to U3A Classical Music buffs in the UK and kindred organisations abroad. We hope to share ideas, news and views, and to keep in touch with and discuss what's happening in the Music world|
About the RVW Society
Vaughan Williams is today being recognised as a truly international composer of stature and integrity. Hardly a musical genre has been untouched or failed to be enriched by his work, which includes nine symphonies, five operas, film music, ballet and stage music, several song cycles, church music, and works for chorus and orchestra.
As a Society, we encourage and support RVW-related concerts, seminars, films, recordings, publications, festivals and events both in the U.K. and abroad, as well as recordings of lesser-known works by the composer through our own recording label 'Albion Records'. We are a friendly Society and welcome new members, whether scholar or lay man.
|In the ten years since his death Alwyn's works have become known to more music lovers than ever before, not least because of the pioneering series of CHANDOS recordings. Concert performances of his music unfortunately remain few and far between, but there has always been recognition of his huge contribution to the world of film music - between 1936 and 1962 he composed more than 200 scores for documentary or feature films. It is hoped that this society will encourage you to not only share your appreciation of your favourite Alwyn works but to explore those that are less familiar to you - this, of course, includes Alwyn's prose and poetry writing and his painting.|
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