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    -The WWW Virtual Library: Classical Music
    -ESSAY : Orff's Musical and Moral Failings (RICHARD TARUSKIN, NY Times)

    -Masterpieces of the Century: A Critical Guide (Terry Teachout, Commentary Magazine)
    -A Newbie's Guide to Classical CD-Buying (Lionel Choi)
    -Rough Guides: Classical Music on CD

CORPORATE: (to order cd's)
    -Artaria Editions (Publishers of 18th Century Classical Music)
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Schiff, David (The Atlantic)
    -ESSAY: Classical Appeal: Throw together a composer, a blues band, and a symphony orchestra, and what you have is the kind of crossover event that orchestras increasingly rely on to sell tickets -- and a sign, many believe, of imminent economic and artistic doom. (David Schiff, The Atlantic)
    -ESSAY: Music: Unreconstructed Modernist  Making sense of Pierre Boulez, one of the most puzzling figures in the music of our time (David Schiff, The Atlantic)

Teachout, Terry (Commentary Magazine)
    -ESSAY: The Composer and the Commissars: Debate still rages on whether Dmitri Shostakovich was a closet dissident--and on whether, and how, it matters (Terry Teachout, Commentary)
    -ESSAY: Opera USA:  Needed: modern works in the grand style, and the houses to stage them (Terry Teachout, Commentary)
    -ESSAY: Two Fallen Stars: The careers of the piano virtuosos Van Cliburn and Glenn Gould raise afresh the question of early celebrity (Terry Teachout, Commentary)
    -ESSAY: Modernism With a Smile: Dismissed as lightweights, two French composers take their place among the key musical figures of the century (Terry Teachout, Commentary)
    -ESSAY: The New Tonalists: Having traveled down one blind alley after another, composers are returning to the path of the classical tradition (Terry Teachout, Commentary)
    -ESSAY: Not the Metropolitan Opera: A crisis-ridden company still has a mission: to preserve and to present American repertory (Terry Teachout, Commentary)
    -ESSAY:  The Trouble with Karajan  (Terry Teachout, Commentary)
    -ESSAY:  American Opera in Progress (Terry Teachout, Commentary)
    -ESSAY: First Nights (Janet Tassel, Harvard Magazine)

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    -Gilbert and Sullivan Archive: The Premier Internet Light Opera Site
    -REVIEW :  Curiouser & curiouser, a review of a new  biography of W. S. Gilbert by Jane W. Stedman & The Complete Annotated Gilbert & Sullivan edited by Ian Bradley (Kennedy, X. J. , New Criterion)
    -REVIEW: of Opera in History: From Monteverdi to Cage by Herbert Lindenberger (Alex Ross, Lingua Franca)
    -REVIEW: Moses at the Met (Michael Linton, First Things)

    -NPR's Sunday Baroque

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COMPOSERS (Chronological):

DESPREZ, JOSQUIN (1440-1521)

PALESTRINA, GIOVANNI PERLUIGI (1525-1594)  (February 3, 1525)
    -ESSAY : Whatever Happened to Palestrina? : Lawrence R. Porter wonders why the Renaissance composer's music is so seldom heard in Church (The Crisis)


SCHUTZ, HEINRICH (1585-1672)

CORELLI, ARCANGELO (1653-) (February 17, 1653



PURCELL, HENRY (1659-1695)
    -Purcell, Henry (Culture Finder)
    -Composer Notes: Henry Purcell (bio, samples)(

VIVALDI, ANTONIO (1678 - 1741) born Venice, 4 March 1678; died Vienna, 28 July 1741
    -Antonio Vivaldi Homepage ***
    -Classical Net: Basic Repertoire
    -Catalogue RV: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) (Works listing)
    -Lampson/Vivaldi Instrumental Works Cross-Reference (Classical Net)
    -Vivaldi, Antonio (Culture Finder)

    -Telemann, Georg Phillip (Culture Finder)


    -The J.S. Bach Home Page
    -Culture Finder: Bach, Johann Sebastian   Active Years: 1685-1750
    -ESSAY: Was Bach Jewish? (Norman Podhoretz, Prospect, December 1999)
    -ESSAY : Genius in Private (Charles Rosen, NY Review of Books)
    -ESSAY : BACH AT 300 : WORDS, NOTES AND NUMBERS (James A. Winn, NY Times Book Review)

    -Culture Finder: Handel, George Frideric  Active years: 1685-1759





HAYDN, JOSEPH (1732-1809) (March 31, 1732)
    -Haydn, Joseph  Active Years: 1732-1809 (Culture Finder)

BOCCHERINI, LUIGI (1743-)  (Feb 19, 1743)

    -ESSAY: Music: Finished Symphonies: Muzio Clementi (1752-) was once more famous than Mozart. His under-known music deserves attention.  (William H. Youngren, The Atlantic)

MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS (1756-91)(born January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria)
    -The Mozart Project
    -Mozart's Own Website
    -Austria Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austria Tourism)
    -Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus  Active Years: 1756-1791 (Culture Finder)
    -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart @ Design House
    -ARTICLE: Mozart was not killed : New Theory  Contrary to theories that the great Austrian composer died of foul play, a professor of medicine says the cause was clearly severe rheumatic fever (The Straits Times)
    -REVIEW : Correspondent con brio Michael Kennedy reviews Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life: Selected Letters by Robert Spaethling  (booksonline uk)
    -REVIEW : of  MOZART'S LETTERS, MOZART'S LIFE  edited and translated by  Robert Spaethling Mozart's letters reveal the all-too- human side of an artist revered as quasi-divine (HUGH CANNING, Sunday Times of London)

    -Beethoven Depot
    -Culture Finder: Beethoven, Ludwig van   Active Years: 1770-1827
    -ESSAY: The Sublime Beethoven: Did the composer share an aesthetic principle with Immanuel Kant? (Dmitri Tymoczko, Boston Review)
    -ESSAY: "The Beethoven Mystique" (Jeffrey Dane, Art Bin)
    -ESSAY : Unhealthy Guide to musical genius (ANNA KING MURDOCH, 19 September 2001, The Age)
    -ARTICLE : Lock of hair unveils clue to Beethoven's torment (Peter Gorner, Chicago Tribune)
    -REVIEW : of Beethovenís Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Musical Mystery Solved by Russell Martin (Russell Davies, booksonline uk)
    -REVIEW : of Beethoven by Barry Cooper (Richard Freed, Washington Post)

WEBER, CARL MARIA VON  (1786-1826)
    -Encyclopaedia Britannica: Your search: "Carl Maria von Weber"
    -Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)(Classical Music Pages)
    -Carl Maria von Weber. (Eutin, 1786 - London, 1826)(bio & discs, Phillips Music)
    -COMPOSERS: Carl Maria von Weber (Opera Glass)
    -Weber, Carl Maria von (1786 - 1826)(

    -Encyclopaedia Britannica
    -BIO: GIOACCHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868)(NYC Opera)
    -CultureFinder Guide to Classical & Opera: Opera All-Stars  Rossini, Gioacchino

    -ESSAY: Schubert Lives: While the scholars dispute the meaning and relevance of his biography--and his sexuality--his compositions remain central to the aesthetic life of the West (Terry Teachout, Commentary)

BERLIOZ, HECTOR (1803-1869)
    -Berlioz, Hector   Active Years: 1823-1869 (Culture Finder)
    -ESSAY: An Unloved Romantic: Why is Berlioz the only great composer of the 19th century never to have been popular? (Terry Teachout, Commentary)

MENDELSSOHN, FELIX (1809-47)      (February 3, 1809)
    -Mendelssohn, Felix    Active Years: 1809-1847 (Culture Finder)

CHOPIN, FREDERIC (1810-49)      (March , 1810)
    -Encyclopedia Britannica
    -The Unofficial Frédéric Chopin Homepage

LISZT, FRANZ (1811-1886)
    -REVIEW: Performance Artist:  Franz Liszt: The Final Years, 1861-1886 by Alan Walker (Terry Teachout, Commentary)

    -Richard Wagner Archive
    -ESSAY : What do opera and adultery have in common? Richard Sennett on how music keeps up with illicit love (New Statesman)
    -REVIEW : of Wagner and Philosophy by Bryan Magee (Vincent Deane, Irish Times)
    -ESSAY : Master of decadence, on Wagner's Ring at the Metropolitan Opera (Penrose, James F. , New Criterion)

VERDI, GIUSEPPI (1813-1901)
    -Verdi, Giuseppi   Active Years: 1839-1901 (Culture Finder)
    -REVIEW: of Tosca's Rome: the Play  and the Opera in Historical Perspective by Susan Vandiver Nicassio  When Floria Tosca would have faced  boos and jeers The historical background to a Puccini opera is explored by an entertaining piece of scholarship (Pail Bailey, UK Telegraph)
    -REVIEW : of The Life of Verdi by John Rosselli (Frank Johnson, booksunlimited uk)


SMETANA, BEDRICH (1824-1884)
    -BIO: Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)(Classical Music Pages)
    -RECOMMENDED LIST: Smetana, Bedrich (1824 - 1884)

BRUCKNER, ANTON (1824-1896)
    -Bruckner, Anton   Active Years: 1845-1896 (Culture Finder)
    -REVIEW: of Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896)   Symphony No.7 in E Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN ( Roy Chan, Ink Pot)

    -Brahms, Johannes   Active Years: 1833-1897 (Culture Finder)
    -Johannes Brahms


MUSSORGSKY, MODEST PETROVICH (1839-)  (March 21, 1839)
    -ESSAY: Immodest Ambition : Modest Musorgsky's achievement. (Algis Valiunas, weekly Standard)

TCHAIKOVSKY, PETER ILYICH (1840-1893)   (May 7, 1840)
    -Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich   Active Years: 1840-1893 (Culture Finder)
    -REVIEW: Enigma Variations:  Lewis Owens reveals the realTchaikovsky thanks to Alexander Poznansky's classic biography of the composer (Lewis Owens, Spike)

DVORAK, ANTON (1841-1904)
    -Dvorak, Anton  Active Years: 1865-1904 (Culture Finder)

GRIEG, EDVARD (1843-1907)


PUCCINI, GIACOMO (1858-1924)

MAHLER, GUSTAV (1860-1911)  (July 7, 1860)
    -Mahler, Gustav   Active Years: 1860-1911 (Culture Finder)
    -ESSAY: Music: Mahler's Unfinished Symphony: We can now hear several versions of Mahler's Tenth, a work that should at last be recognized as among the composer's greatest. (William H. Youngren, The Atlantic)
    -REVIEW: of Mahler: A Biography by Jonathan Carr ( LYNWOOD ABRAM, Houston Chronicle)

    -Frederick Delius b.1862, Bradford, England d.1934, Grez-sur-Loing, France (Boosey & Hawkes)

DEBUSSY, CLAUDE (1862-1918)    (August 22, 1862)
    -Debussy, Claude   Active Years: 1862-1918 (Culture Finder)

STRAUSS, RICHARD (1864-1949)
    -Richard Strauss b.1864, Munich d.1949, Garmisch (Boosey & Hawkes)
    -Strauss, Richard  Active Years: 1864- 1949 (Culture Finder)

SIBELIUS, JEAN (1865-1957)
    - Jean Sibelius Web Pages
    -Sibelius, Jean   Active Years: 1865-1957  Sibelius, Jean [Johan] (Julius Christian) (b Hameenlinna
           (Tavastehus), 8 Dec 1865; d Jarvenpaa, 20 Sep 1957(Culture Finder)

    -Ralph Vaughan Williams b.1872, Down Ampney, England d.1958, London (Boosey & Hawkes)

    -Serge Rachmaninoff b.1873 Semyonovo, Russia d.1943 Beverly Hills (Boosey & Hawkes)

HOLST, GUSTAV (1874-1934)
    -Holst, Gustav   Active Years: 1895-1934 (born 1874)(Culture Finder)

GLIERE, REINHOLD (1875-1956)  (January 11, 1875)
    -Encyclopaedia Britannica: Your search: "Reinhold Gliere"
    -Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)  Songs (opus order)(Lied and Song Texts Page)
    -REVIEW: Classical Net Review - Gliere - Symphony #2
    -REVIEW: Classical Net Review - Gliere - Symphony #1

STRAVINSKY, IGOR (1882-1971)
    -Igor Stravinsky b.1882, Oranienbaum, nr St Petersburg d.1971, New York (Boosey & Hawkes)
    -ESSAY: Music: Redeeming the Rake Stravinsky's difficult opera.  (David Schiff, The Atlantic)
    -ESSAY: Music: Craft's Stravinsky: Robert Craft is far more than the alter ego of the century's greatest composer. (Allen Shawn, The Atlantic)
    -ESSAY : Robert Craft on Stravinsky and Schoenberg (Robert R. Reilly, Crisis)
    -REVIEW: of STRAVINSKY: A Creative Spring: Russia and France, 1882-1934 By Stephen Walsh (Patrick J. Smith, Washington Post Book world)
    -REVIEW: of  Igor Stravinsky. A Creative Spring: Russia and France 1882-1934 (Stephen Walsh (Eric Griffiths, This is London)
    -REVIEW: of STRAVINSKY: A Creative Spring: Russia and France, 1882-1934  (Margaret Reynolds, London Times)

    -Serge Prokofieff b.1891 Sontsovka, Ukraine d.1953 Moscow (Boosey & Hawkes)
    -Prokofiev, Sergei  Active Years: 1891-1953 (Culture Finder)

    -ESSAY: Music: An Audubon in Sound: Olivier Messiaen's brilliant fantasias woven from the songs of birds (Matthew Gurewitsch, The Atlantic)

IVES, CHARLES (1874-1954)  (October 20, 1874 Danbury, Connecticut)
    -Charles Ives Society
    -Charles Ives (G. Schirmer, Inc. and affiliates)
    -ESSAY: Music: The Many Faces of Ives  American composers have long gazed inquiringly upon Charles Ives -- and seen images of their own choosing reflected back. In the course of his rediscovery of the composer, the author finds that "the mythological Ives is a trickster god." (David Schiff, The Atlantic)
    -ESSAY: The Anti-Modern Modernist: Charles Ives has been hailed as America's greatest composer, and dismissed as a mere curiosity; how good is his work? (Terry Teachout, Commentary)

COPLAND, AARON  (1900-90)
    -Aaron Copland  1900-90 (Boosey & Hawkes)
    -ARCHIVE: Featured Subject: Aaron Copland
         With News and Reviews From the Archives of The New York Times
    -ESSAY: Who was that Masked Man?:  In political life as in his music, Aaron Copland decorously hid his emotions (David Schiff, The Atlantic)
    -ESSAY: Fanfare for Aaron Copland: Giving full expression to his own genius, he also gave full expression to the American national character in music (Terry Teachout, Commentary)
    -REVIEW: Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man Ýby Howard Pollack (Nicholas Stix, A Different Drummer)

    -REVIEW: of Shostakovich: A Life by Laurel Fay  Was It Good Party Music? (JEREMY EICHLER, The Nation)

BARBER, SAMUEL (1910-81) (Born 9 March 1910 in West Chester, Pennsylvania)
    -Samuel Barber (G. Schirmer, Inc. and affiliates)
    -Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Barber
    -Samuel Barber (1910-1981): American Composer
    -PROFILE: SAMUEL OSBORNE BARBER  (1910-1981)(I Hear America Singing, PBS)

    -Benjamin Britten b.1913 Lowestoft d.1976 Aldeburgh (Boosey & Hawkes)

GORECKI, HENRYK MIKOLAJ (1933-) (6 December 1933 in Czernica, near Rybnik, Silesia)
    -Brothers Judd Essential Disc
        Górecki: Symphony no 3 / Kilanowisz, Wit, Polish NRSO  $5.67
    -PROFILE: HENRYK MIKO£AJ GÓRECKI by James Harley and Maria Anna Harley (Polish Music Reference Center)
    -Composers: Henryk Gorecki (Classical Net)(Reviews, sound sample)
    -Henryk Mikolaj Górecki  (G. Schirmer, Inc. and affiliates)
    -Henryk Mikolaj Górecki  b.December 6, 1933  (Boosey & Hawkes)

HARBISON, JOHN (1938-) (Orange, New Jersey on 20 December 1938)
    -John Harbison  (G. Schirmer, Inc. and affiliates) Orange, New Jersey on 20 December 1938
    -Great Gatsby

ADAMS, JOHN (1947-) (Worcester, Massachusetts on 15 February 1947)
    -John Adams  (G. Schirmer, Inc. and affiliates)
    -John Adams - An Annotated Thematic Guide
    - John Adams  b.1947 (Boosey & Hawkes)

    -ESSAY: The ups and downs of repetition: Broken Glass (JOHN ROCKWELL, New Republic)