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Hong Kong Standard: `Classic Sounds`
Hong Kong Philharmonic maestro David Atherton told me in an interview recently that the big difference between computers and music was that computers were not infinite, while music is.

That is a nice way of saying that art is greater than technology, but this week I`m beginning to wonder. One of David Atherton`s active interests is his participation in the Global Music Network (www.gmn.com), a wonderful undertaking on the Internet which already provides hours and hours of music, video and written information about classical music and jazz but which is now taking a quantum leap forward.

This week, GMN is collaborating with the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburgh to put live opera on the Net. On Tuesday we saw a superb perfromance of Tchaikovsky`s Pique Dame conducted by Valery Gergiev, on Wednesday some superlative Bellini (La Sonnambula) conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, on Thursday Verdi`s La forza del destino conducted by Valery Gergiev and on Friday Rimsky-Korsakov`s The Snow Maiden conducted by Boris Gruzin. All live and all for free.

At 7pm on Saturday, we can see Prokofiev`s Maddalena, Debussy`s Pelleas et Melisande and Zemlinsky`s Florentine Tragedy all conducted by Valery Gergiev. The sound quality is excellent; the visuals what you might expect from the Net at present, more a slide show rather than TV quality viewing.

But with any luck, the Net may be less congested today and we might see the performers zip across the stage.

Dr. George Adams




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San Diego Union Tribune: Magic mix: classical music and the Internet
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LONDON, April 15, 1999 — Global Music Network (www.gmn.com), the most-recognized destination for classical music on the World Wide Web, announced today that it has secured prominent position within Microsoft’s Web Events site.
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