Below is a list of web-links and resources available in our library to help you learn more about the artists peforming in The Sage Gateshead in October 2005. To book tickets visit The Sage Gateshead online or call (0191) 443 4661.
Don't forget that ExploreMusic also stock music magazines, and dictionaries and encyclopaedias to help you on your musical quest. Visit soon!
11am family concert
John Woolrich: www.johnwoolrich.com
John Woolrich makes an appearance in Grove Music Online
* and you can hear more of his work at Classical Music Library
Come and Sing... Haydn's Nelson Mass
Brush up in time for this event by listening to the piece on Classical Music Library
* and/or Naxos Music Library
*. On Naxos Music Library
you'll also find details of the recording you're listening to as well as background information on the music. The text of the mass is included too.
You can access information about Haydn's Nelson Mass and what the term 'mass' refers to at Grove Music Online
*. Search for 'Joseph Haydn' and click on 'Sacred Vocal Music' for more on this and other masses. Alternatively simply search for 'mass' for more about this term, or '19th Century' for more about music in Haydn's time.
If you are keen to learn more about the Battle of Trafalgar then why not try out some of the library's other online reference services - use the link to the right of the page to learn more (Xreferplus is the most relevant online resource for this information).
You can access the biography for Northern Sinfonia from the front page of The Sage Gateshead website.
ExploreMusic holds information about many choirs and choral groups in the North of England that you can join or join in with. Click on the 'Music Listings' link to the left on the page and select 'Listings Database' to begin searching.
Read his official biography on our Artist Biographies pages.
click on the A-Z archive on the left hand side then go to J and click the name of the video you want to watch.
Sonic Youth www.sonicyouth.com
Tony Oursler www.tonyoursler.com
Discover more about the Perfect Partner project at www.electra-productions.com
A brief introduction to Jacques Loussier
is available at Grove Music Online
. For more detail however we recommend visiting allmusic.com
or his record company website www.telarc.com
Go to Jazz then Artists.
Northern Sinfonia concert
Both Mark Wilde
's and Thomas Zehetmair
's official biographies are available on our Artist Biographies pages.
Learn more about Britten and Schubert at Grove Music Online
and listen to some of the pieces featured in this concert as well as more from Britten, Colin Matthews and Schubert at Classical Music Library
Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes and Colin Matthew's '...through the glass' are available to listen to on our CD listening posts.
Vin Garbutt and Bob Fox
Bob Fox www.bobfoxmusic.com
is the record label website or visit allmusic.com
for a more detailed biography and discography.
James Taylor Quartet
Home grown Acid Jazz favourite Smoove's website - www.smoove.dj
- is still under construction however you can read more about him at www.universalvibes.com
- he is listed at this site in the main menu. You can listen to Smoove recordings and even download at www.tunes.co.uk
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
The official BCMG biography is available at our Artist Biographies pages.
BCMG, Donatoni, Kagel, Woolrich, Xenakis and Ligeti are featured in Grove Music Online
*, plus you can listen to examples of some of the composers' work at Classical Music Library
Biographies for Donatoni and Xenakis are also available via the Musical Times Magazine online archive. Go to www.musicaltimes.co.uk
, click on 'Archive', and you can read about Kagel on this dedicated website: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/bh25/kagel.htm
You can read a review of Woolrich's 'The sea and its shore' at www.musicalpointers.co.uk
: click on 'reviews', then 'live events' and scroll down to 'July 2004' to find the review.
Information about this project can be found at the Newcastle Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities website www.ncl.ac.uk/niassh
- search for Union City.
Il Giardino Armonico
. You can also read Viktoria Mullova's biography on our Artist Biographies pages, or follow the link to the right.
Information on all of the composers featured in the concert are available at Grove Music Online
* - note that for Sammartini you will need to search under Giuseppe Sammartini.
The Handel Concerto and Sammartini's Flute Concerto In F are available to listen to online at Classical Music Library
* through our playlists. A CD of some of Vivaldi's violin concertos is available to listen to on our listening posts.
For information on baroque instruments go to www.baroque-music.com
click 'information', then 'instruments'.
Tord Gustavsen Trio: www.tordg.no
Alan Jabbour and Ken Perlman
: Search at allmusic.com
for biographies and discographies on both of these Country legends.
Los de Abajo: www.losdeabajo.com
14th, 15th & 16th October
Read his official biography on our Artist Biographies pages.
Listen to Jian Wang playing the Six Cello Suites on the new Deutsche Grammophon CD, available on our listening post in ExploreMusic.
and search for Jian Wang for information and some fantastic press reviews about his recent recording of all six of the Bach Cello Suites.
Visit Naxos Music Library
to listen to recordings of these pieces by many different artists, including Pablo Casals, the cellist who reintroduced them to audiences at the beginning of the 20th century.
Nils Logfren: http://www.nilslofgren.com
North Cregg www.northcregg.com
The Tyneside Irish Festival runs from the 13th to 23rd October 2005 in Newcastle and is not to be missed. Visit www.tynesideirish.com
for more information.
Grove Music Online
* has information about the composers Hugh Wood, Beethoven and Schubert, and the artists Moray Welsh and Martin Roscoe. The concert is presented by Music in the Round - www.musicintheround.co.uk
18th & 19th October
and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Visit our Artist Biographies pages for the official biographies.
You can listen to a double CD featuring Imogen Cooper on our listening posts. You can also listen to all but one of the pieces performed in this concert on our playlists on Classical Music Library
*. Grove Music Online
* has informaion on Imogen Cooper and the composers Ravel and Mozart.
Discover more about Afrobeat at the BBC
- Read more about her life and works at allmusic.com
Listen to Carnival of the Animals on both Naxos Music Libary* and Classical Music Library
* and read about Saint-Saens
on Grove Music Online
Read about Yannick Nezet-Seguin
on our Artist Biographies pages.
Tyneside Irish Festival www.tynesideirish.com
Matt Malloy www.mattmolloy.com
for biographies of Liam O'Flynn
and Shaun Davey
as well as details of The Brendan Voyage
Visit the Tara Record Label website www.taramusic.com
for information about Arty McGlynn
. Search by clicking on Artists.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band www.preservationhall.com
Learn more about Trad Jazz at Grove Music Online
* - type Trad Jazz as your search or pop into ExploreMusic to access dictionaries and encyclopedias on Jazz, including The Rough Guide to Jazz. We also have music biographies for some jazz musicians as well as magazines about jazz.
Spanish Harlem Orchestra www.spanishharlemorchestra.com
Read up on salsa, Latin soul, boogaloo and more latin music using our dictionaries and encyclopedias or at Grove Music Online
Learn more about Samba at www.salsasite.co.uk/dances/samba
Lizz Wright: www.lizzwright.net
Visit her website to watch a video interview with clips of her performing and talking about her album 'Dreaming Wide Awake'. Click 'Media' at the top of the page to access the video.
Mostar Sevdah Reunion www.mostarsevdahreunioncom
: Visit the Snail Records website at www.snailrecords.com
Look up 'Bosnia Blues' or 'Sevdah' in Grove Music Online
for more about the music.
Womex Festival: www.womex.com
Get up to speed on the world's largest music expo. We now have two CDs showcasing the bands and artists performing on the Womex weekend. Pop into ExploreMusic for a listen! Pick up a Womex leaflet with details of the events on while you're here.
Northern Remembrance Concert
Le Vent du Nord
For further information on the Hurdy-Gurdy, including images and history visit Grove Music Online