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April 2006
Below is a list of web-links and resources available in our library to help you learn more about the artists, composers, conductors or pieces of music featured at The Sage Gateshead in April 2006.

To book tickets visit The Sage Gateshead online or call (0191) 443 4661.

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Scroll down to the bottom of the page for some useful search tips and information about Classical Music Library, Naxos Music Library, Grove Music Online and allmusic.com.


1st April
The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra: www.sfo.org.uk

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2nd April
Sing Live At The Movies!
  • Find out more about the host Tim Ellingford, visit www.bbc.co.uk and simply type in his name.
  • Learn more about The National Festival Orchestra by visiting www.gs-festival.co.uk, just click on 'technical' at the left side of the page, then click on the 'orchestra' link.
  • Why not borrow the DVD or soundtrack of your favourite movie featured in the show? You can borrow Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Gladiator and Spiderman 2 from the Sound Gallery at Gateshead Central Library.
  • Check out www.singliveuk.com to find out about the scheme and how you too can get involved!


    The Roches: www.roches.com
  • Listen to various tracks by The Roches and read a short biography at allmusic.com

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    6th April
    Music in the Round
  • David Owen-Norris: www.davidowennorris.com
  • Sonnerie: www.sonnerie.org.uk
  • Check out allmusic.com for a biography and discography of Monica Hugget, a member of the Sonnerie Ensemble.
  • Read the biographies and listen examples of the music of J.C. Bach, Mozart and James Hook at allmusic.com
  • Find out more about Mozart, Philip Hayes and James Hook at Grove Music Online.
  • Listen to Mozart's 'Concerto in D (K107)' at Classical Music Library.

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    7th April
    First Friday
  • Nightmares on Wax Sound System: www.nightmaresonwax.net

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    8th April
    EuroFolk Stars of the Future
  • Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance: www.rsamd.ac.uk
  • Limerick University: www.ul.ie
  • The Karl Nielsen Academy: www.dfm.dk
  • Find out more about the Newcastle University Folk Degree at www.ncl.ac.uk/music.

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    9th April
    James Crabb and Bradley Creswick
  • Listen to pieces by James Crabb at allmusic.com
  • Use the link at the right of this page for Bradley Creswick's biography.
  • Read more about Sofiya Gubaydulina, J.S. Bach, Berio and Piazzolla at Grove Music Online or allmusic.com.
  • You can listen to samples of Sofiya Gubaydulina's 'De Profundis' CD and read her biography at allmusic.com. Listen to or download the full piece from Classical Music Library.
  • A selection of CDs featuring the work of the composers featured in this performance are available to borrow from The Sound Gallery.

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    11th April
    The Late Mix
  • Northern Sinfonia: www.sagegateshead.org
  • Read about Faure, Webern and Sofiya Gubaydulina at Grove Music Online.
  • Listen to and download Faure's 'Cantique de Jean Racine' and Haydn's 'Seven Last Words' at Classical Music Library.
  • You can borrow many CDs featuring Faure and Webern from the Sound Gallery at Gateshead Central Library.
  • You can listen to 'Requiem' by Faure and 'Five Pieces' and 'Orchestral Music' by Webern here at ExploreMusic on our listening posts. Just ask at the desk!

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    12th April
    Folkworks
  • John Renbourn: www.john-renbourn.com
  • Robin Williamson: www.pigswhiskermusic.co.uk
  • Find out more about John Renbourn at Grove Music Online and borrow his CDs from the Sound Gallery at Gateshead Central Library.
  • You can also borrow CDs by Robin Williamson and Pentangle from the Sound Gallery.
  • Visit allmusic.com for even more about John Renbourn and Robin Williamson and to hear samples of their works.
  • Find out more about the Incredible String Band at Grove Music Online. To listen to pieces of their music, you can either borrow their CDs from the Sound Gallery or go to allmusic.com where you can listen to samples of many of their tracks and also read a short biography.

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    13th April
    Northern Sinfonia
  • Thierry Fischer: www.intermusica.co.uk, simply click on 'artists' then 'conductors' to view his biography.
  • Simon Russell Beale: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk, and simply type in his name!
  • Read about Beethoven, Webern and Haydn at Grove Music Online.
  • You can listen to Beethoven's 'Grosse Fuge' and Haydn's 'Seven Last Words from the cross' at Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library.
  • You can also listen to and download Webern's 'Variations' at Classical Music Library.


    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Harem Scarem
  • www.bonnieprincebilly.com
  • www.haremscarem.co.uk
  • Find out more about the production company Horsecross at www.horsecross.co.uk
  • For more information about the funding of this programme visit the Scottish Arts Council website or the Tune Up scheme website;
    www.scottisharts.org.uk
    www.tuneup.org.uk

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    15th April
    The Two Choirs Festival
  • Lemington and Felling Male Voice Choirs: www.fmvc.org
  • Borrow;
    'The Felling Male Voice Choir's European Tour 1993' from Local Studies at Gateshead Central Library
    'Felling Male Voice Choir 1970-1995 A Chorister's Memoirs' at ExploreMusic
    'Men O'Felling: The History of the Felling Male Voice Choir 1920-1970' at ExploreMusic
    'Celebration of North East music and culture' on CD from Birtley Library.
  • Check out www.sthelenslowfell.com to view pictures of Lemington Male Voice Choir performing at St Helens in Low Fell, simply click on 'Lemington Male Voice Choir concert photographs'.
  • Fancy joining Lemington Male Voice Choir or another choir in the region? Visit our Local Music Database and go to 'Activities to join in with' for details of a full range of choirs in the North East and Cumbria.
  • Read about guest artist Graeme Danby at www.easternopera.co.uk/artists/graemedanby.htm
  • Read a brief biography about Valerie Reid at www.northumbriaanthology.com - click on Artists.


    Lonnie Liston Smith: www.leeds365.co.uk/Lonnie.htm
  • Check out allmusic.com for a biography of Lonnie Liston Smith and also listen to samples of his music!
  • You can also find out more about him at Grove Music Online.
  • Why not find out more about the artists who inspired him? Visit allmusic.com to read the biographies of McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Betty Carter, Gato Barbieri and Miles Davis. We also have biographies and other texts providing more on these artists here at ExploreMusic.
  • You can also borrow the following CDs from the Sound Gallery at Gateshead Central Library;
    'Illuminations' by McCoy Tyner
    'Message from Home' by Pharoah Sanders
    'Just You Just Me' (also with Ray Charles) by Betty Carter
    Plus many CDs by Miles Davis.
  • Find out more about Jumpin' Hot at www.jumpinhot.com

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    16th April
    Descent
    Check out the following links to find out about the artists featured in this show:
  • Russell Haswell: www.mego.at, simply click on 'Artists' then 'Haswell'.
  • Kjetil Manheim: www.manheim.no
  • Lasse Marhaug: www.lassemarhaug.no
  • K K Null: www.kknull.com
  • Pita: www.mego.at/pita.html
  • Burning Star Core and Z'ev: Visit allmusic.com to read CD reviews and listen to examples of their tracks!
  • Jazzfinger: www.stylusmagazine.com, type Jazzfinger into the search bar to read an in-depth review of 'Helpers and Hurters'.
    For updates and more information about No-Fi events, visit www.no-fi.org.uk


    A Evening with Curtis Stigers: www.curtisstigers.com
  • You can also find out more information about Curtis Stigers and listen to samples of his music at allmusic.com.

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    18th April
    Music in the Round
  • Belcea Quartet: www.artsmg.com, simply click on 'Roster' at the left hand side of the page, then 'Belcea Quartet'.
  • Listen to Mozart's 'Quartet in E flat', Bartok's 'Quartet no.5' and Schumann's 'Quartet in A op.41 no.3' at Naxos Music Library.
  • Read the biographies of Mozart, Bartok and Schumann at Grove Music Library.

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    19th April
    Janis Ian: www.janisian.com
  • Read Janis Ian's biography and listen to samples of her music at allmusic.com

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    21st April
    Erasure: www.erasureinfo.com
  • There are a selection of CDs by Vince and Andy available at the SoundGallery at Gateshead Central Library.
  • You can find out more about the group at allmusic.com


    Coldcut: www.coldcut.net
  • Read about our very own Raj Pannu in the Interviews section at www.umami.tv
  • You can borrow CDs by Coldcut from the Sound Gallery.
  • Learn more about the history and discography of Coldcut at allmusic.com

    Keith Morris Celebration Concert
  • There is a tribute to the life of Keith at www.schmazz.co.uk

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    28th April
    Northern Sinfonia: www.sagegateshead.org.uk/northernsinfonia
  • You can read a biography of conductor, Thomas Zehetmair on our Artist Biography pages
  • Learn about James Gilchrist by going to www.hazardchase.co.uk choosing 'Artists' and then going to the Tenor section.
  • Information on viola player Ruth Killius can be found at www.ks-shoerke.de - select 'Kunstler'.
  • Grove Music Online and allmusic.com have lots of info on Mozart & Britten.
  • At Naxos Music Library you can listen to Mozart's Symphonies 10 (K74) & 41(K551) and Britten's 'Serenade for tenor, horn and strings' and also read detailed notes on all of these pieces of music.
  • The Sound Gallery has a copy of Mozart's Symphony no.41 available to borrow on CD.
  • We have a number of biographies of the life of Britten that you can borrow and also 'The music of Britten and Tippet: studies in themes and techniques' by Arnold Whitall.
  • If you want to read about Mozart we have copies of 'Mozart's Letters' and 'Mozart decourete des musicens' at ExploreMusic as well as 'Mozart: a bicentenial tribute' available to borrow from Whickham library.


    Paolo Angeli: www.pauloangeli.it

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    29th April
    Billy Bragg: www.billybragg.co.uk
    Seth Lakeman: www.sethlakeman.co.uk
  • There are lots of details about Billy Bragg at allmusic.com - you can find his biography and discography, and listen to samples of his music. You will also be able to listen to some of Seth Lakeman's music here.
  • Seth Lakeman's album 'Kitty Jay' was shortlisted for the 2005 Nationwide Mercury music Prize, you can read about this at www.nationwidemercurys.com
  • Billy Bragg's biography is available to borrow from Whickham Library called 'Suitable for Miners'.
  • Grove Music Online has some details about Billy Bragg.
  • Here are some of the organisations that this concert supports:
    www.uaf.org.uk
    www.imhr.org
    www.searchlightmagazine.com
  • The tour is sponsored by a number of workers unions:
    www.amicustheunion.org
    www.gmb.org.uk
    www.rmt.org.uk
    www.unison.org.uk


    Ralph McTell: www.ralphmctell.co.uk
  • You can read the biography and discography of Ralph at allmusic.com
  • His album 'National Treasure' is available at The Soundgallery.
  • Listen to his composition 'Clare to Here' at Naxos Music Library.
  • In 2002 Ralph received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio2 and click on 'Radio 2 Music' for more details of these awards.

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    30th April
    Oysterband: www.oysterband.co.uk.
  • allmusic.com has music samples of the music of the Oysterband as well as other details.
  • Froots magazine who are big fans of the group is stocked every month in ExploreMusic.
  • The Oysterband won the Best Group Award 2005 at the Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2005, to find out more go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio2
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*Please note that Classical Music Library, Grove Music Online and Naxos Music Library are exclusive online subscription services. Classical Music Library and Naxos Music Library can only be accessed from Gateshead Library PCs, including those in ExploreMusic, however Grove Music Online is now also available to Library members remotely.

allmusic.com is a free resource extending from the All Music collection of reference books.

Search tips
allmusic.com - type the name of the artists / band into the search box at the top of the page.

Classical Music Library - browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor or type keywords into the search box. Use 'Playlists' to access music featured in The Sage Gateshead's orchestral subscription series.

Naxos Music Library - browse by genre or category or use the advanced search to search for the name of a piece, composer, artist or group.

Grove Music Online - using keywords in the search box at the top of the page turns up most results.










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December 2006
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November 2006
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October 2006
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August 2006
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July 2006
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May 2006
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