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(US) Clinkscale Online -- Historic Piano Database

Contributed by Admin on Oct 21, 2011

EarlyMusicNews.org Weblinks Revisited

Welcome to Clinkscale Online, a comprehensive research database dedicated to the worldwide cataloging of historic pianos from before 1860. The database is now available as an online resource available to all registered users without cost. Explore information about nearly 7000 historic pianos, and easily submit information on pianos not yet included, or corrections for existing data.


(US) Harmonia Early Music: Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reinterpreted (Review by Anna Pranger)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 21, 2011

On this episode, Anna Pranger looks at“Chasing Goldberg” by Fred Lerdahl and“Variation on Variation with Variation” by Ralf Gothoni all performed by Lara Downes on the CD 13 Ways of looking at the Goldberg (modern piano).
  


(UK) From Cambridge University Press: "The Musician in Literature in the Age of Bach" by Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 21, 2011
“Using novels and autobiographies from Bach's Germany, Stephen Rose suggests new ways of interpreting the lives and social status of musicians. The study focuses on satirical novels written by musicians that describe the lives of performers and composers, as well as the autobiographies of Bach's contemporaries. 
  

(AU) Australian Keyboard Collection (Episode 19 -- Keyboards)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2011
Download and view a “vodcast” from ABC Collectors series regarding a collection of working pianos situated in Australia. The vodcast is approximately 3-5 minutes long and worth the download.
  

(US) Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid (re: claims of use of illegal woods in their products)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2011
“Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. …“
   

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