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Re: [ARSCLIST] Classical Record Reviw Media III
The Horncall (Journal of the International Horn Society) has a regular feature
reviewing horn-related CDs. This is a quarterly publication and comes free
with membership in the society (Kind of like Notes). I suppose one can
subscribe to it by itself, but probably not at any discount from the full
You are correct about this being a generic feature of most instrument society
journals. I could attempt to survey what the NYPL subscribes to; I would
assume that this would be a fairly all-inclusive list. I know that there are
(at least) double-reed, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, flute, tuba and other
groups that one can join, though I have not seen all of their publications.
What is particularly useful (to me) about these sort of reviews is that much
of what is reviewed is totally off from the mainstream and is not likely to be
seen at stores and frequently is self produced or only a distributed through
sites like CDBaby and the like. For 3 or 4 decades, I have made it a project
of collecting horn recordings, so I have learned how to dig deep to ferret out
the obscurities from around the "horn planet". Even excellent classical
sources, like ArkivMusic.com and jpc.de fail to turn many of these up. The
creators of these discs seek out the forums that would be their only likely
chance for public exposure and usually have slim prospect of making it to
Fanfare or Gramophone.
Sounds like an interesting project, I'd be interested in hearing how it
On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 14:36:12 -0500, Steven Smolian wrote
> I'm putting the responses togerther.
> I'd like to include more radio stations, but for this list they
> should have new release shows at a minimum, local, not syndicated,
> or, better yet, shows devoted to new releases of older recordings.
> I'd also like to locate newspapers catering to various ethinc groups
> that review classical records. These would include Chinese,
> Japanese, Jewish, Greek, Korean, various Hispanic groups, etc.
> Though I realize some foreign mags are influential here, the
> emphasis is on the US. Many of the materials in the process of
> being reissued are in copyright in the US but are past the 50 year
> limit elsewhere- and there's little point in promoting records that
> will be copied and sold cheeper by others in foreign markets than
> the legal reissue US company.
> ..To feed bloody lions, not me! (Albert and the Lions, a great Stany
> Holloway routine)
> I'd also like to flesh out the specific instrument group. I recall
> a 'cello society a number of years ago. I assume the exist for the
> brass instruments as well.
> Steve Smolian
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