Web sites of interest


Russell Thompson

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/maxi937


Mike Lennon

See our archives for 2002, when Mike was mainly playing Chopin at our meetings.

 

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=88572579

 


David Nelson

Dave's own website covering his amazing musical talents and interests.

http://www.piano40.co.uk:80/

and also listen to him on

http://www.myspace.com/piano40


Classics Abroad


Amateur Program

July 28 through August 12 2007
The Amateur Program is open to adults who have pursued serious piano studies, but who are not currently earning a living from performing or teaching piano. The Amateur Program is designed for people who are passionate about making music and who want to share this passion with others. In particular, the Amateur Program recognizes the importance of making music in daily life, and encourages the development of piano skills as a dedicated pursuit.

 

http://www.classicsabroad.org/


 

Deric Bownds

is a retired biochemist in Wisconsin with a very strong interest in piano playing. The site which is quite unusual in its diversity includes audio-visuals of his performances of many pieces of the standard repertoite.

http://www.dericbownds.net/TwinValleyMusic/MusicIntro.html


Self-tuning Piano

This is something we have all been waiting for. It will be interesting to see how it develops commercially, but the idea looks absolutely right. Full marks to the inventor !

http://www.qrsmusic.com/Press/pr02032501.htm


An interesting new development is the supply of sheet music collections on CD. A CD can hold about 1000 pages which can be viewed and printed off as needed. Collections of much of the classical repertoire are available.

UMP Showroom
42 Rivington Street
LONDON
EC2A 3BN
http://www.ump.co.uk/

The first ( and possibly the last ) left-handed piano. ( Who said the standard piano is right handed anyway ? )

http://www.lefthandedpiano.co.uk/


Piano - The magazine for the piano world

http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/magazines/pi/index.cfm


Find out about Domenico Alberti, the supposed inventor of the Alberti Bass.

http://www.stevenestrella.com/composers/composerfiles/alberti1740.html


The Internet Piano Page. Lots of MIDI files from the Classical repertoire.

http://www.geocities.com/Paris/3486/


Women pianists from all eras. This site is a comprehensive and uptodate survey of women pianists and composers. There are links to lots them. Try the link to the Lebesque sisters for a really stunning website design. It's fabulous.

http://www.pianowomen.com/


The Virtual Piano Museum. Well worth a visit. Look in the technical section for everything you wanted to know about the action, tuning, regulation, humidity, and everthing else.

https://www.zzounds.com/edu--virtualmuseumthepiano


Pianopedia

Piano repertoire search engine. The site is still being extended but covers a large portion of the standard repertoire.

http://www.pianopedia.com/


Janko keyboard.

A brilliant idea that has not yet caught on. Liszt was enthusiastic.

http://www.pianoworld.com/fun/janko.htm

http://www.usd.edu/smm/lewison.html


Manchester 2002. A great site for links into Manchester activities, culture, history and personalities.

http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/