FRMS Recommends the following links

Arts in Residence
The Arts in Residence organisation offers classical music events and classical
music breaks in country houses and country hotels that have been picked for their superbly appointed positions. They all create an atmosphere in which you can enjoy the experience of music and the arts in style, comfort and good company.
Barbirolli Society
Dedicated to the music of Sir John Barbirolli. Contains biography, discography, and society journal articles.
BBC Radio 3
The prime source of Classical music and arts programmes on British radio. This site is packed with information as are all the BBC sites. It is possible to hear and even record some programmes you may have missed using the “listen again” feature
Ludwig van Beethoven Website about Beethoven
British Music Radio
Our mission is to broadcast British Classical Music because we believe in its quality and its value.

We aim to make available the heritage of the musical culture of the British Isles, and especially to promote discovery - and re-discovery. We also want to encourage young performers to feature this repertoire in their programming, and concert organisers to work with us to promote such music.

Classic FM
ClassicFM may not be the serious music-lover’s favourite venue but it has introduced more people to the delights of popular classical music than any other British radio station
classissima.com

An enormous musical resource with thousands of links to other websites.

Dillington House
Let classical music fill your ears at Dillington House - a stunning concert venue nestled in the beautiful, yet accessible, South Somerset countryside.The theatre was created from the old coach house in 1962, before being completely rebuilt in 1993. It has excellent acoustics and sightlines, and is the perfect size for chamber music and other small-scale performances.
Divine Arts
The spirit of music.
EM Records
EM Records is the recording arm of the English Music Festival and, as such, fulfils the EMF’s aims of celebrating and preserving overlooked works by British composers throughout the centuries, with a strong focus on the early twentieth century: the Golden Renaissance of English music. EM Records resolves to bring this glorious music to a world-wide audience by committing to recorded format some of the treasures that the EMF unearths, giving listeners the chance to experience the fullest possible range of the Festival's work. In keeping with the unique spirit of the Festival, each disc released by EM Records will contain at least one World Première recording.

Free Music Resources for Educators and More
In schools, music can have an all around positive impact on students in both their personal lives and in their studies. It can help them with their focus, and also help keep them occupied and away from negative influences, such as drugs or crime. As a result, music and music teachers are an important part of education and the continued appreciation of music.

Granville Bantock Society
The Granville Bantock Society aims to further scholarship and understanding of the work and lives of Granville and Helena Bantock; oversee or effect the publication and recording of any unpublished or unrecorded works; archive Bantock family-related material and make this accessible to interested parties; promote the music of Granville Bantock through Society and non-Society events; and broaden and deepen knowledge of Bantock through a regular Society Journal
Havergal Brian Society
A comprehensive information source on the life, music and writings of this great British composer. The Havergal Brian Society (HBS) is one of the most active of British composer societies, having sponsored many recordings of his works over the last forty years. As a result of HBS activity, in late 2017 the last of Brian's 32 symphonies will be issued on CD, so completing a survey of his symphonic output. The Chairman of the HBS is always willing to give talks about Brian's life and works and may be contacted on Email

The Lennox Berkeley Society

Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) was of partly French descent and studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, where he was influenced by Ravel and Poulenc and by the neo-classical style of Stravinsky. The 1940s and 1950s were his vintage years and during that time he composed many of his major orchestral and choral works. The Lennox Berkeley Society was formed in 2000 to promote and support recordings and performances of his music. The Society's website lists over 150 recordings of his works and gives details of performances and membership.

Manchester Camerata

Manchester Camerata has been performing high quality chamber music to the people of Manchester, the North West of England and Cumbria for the best part of 30 years.

Camerata is committed to using the inspirational power of live music to transform lives and celebrates its unique position as a chamber orchestra to deliver this in the twenty first century in the concert hall, in schools across the region, through reecordings, and increasingly in cyberspace!

Creativity and energy are the hallmarks of Camerata’s work and reflect the spirit of its home city, Manchester, where the orchestra is in residence at The Bridgewater Hall and at the Royal Northern College of Music. It also performs regularly in Ulverston, Colne and Stafford, with major education projects in Chester.

Music courses in CD/DVD
A wide range of music (and other) courses available on CD or DVD from The Teaching company in the USA.
Musicweb

A comprehensive source of information om most aspects of classical music

Music Weekend Seminars
If you are looking for music weekends that are both stimulating and rewarding, held in peaceful, comfortable, congenial surroundings and reasonably priced, then you might like to consider contacting Professor Gerald Seaman for details on Email
OperaDou

A private home theatre in the South of France devoted to showcasing operas and ballets, classical music concerts and dance programmes in breathtaking high definition image and sound on a 330 cm screen.

Opera Links
A series of very useful links provided by one of our readers in the USA
Opera Nostalgia
What is this site about?
Well, the name says it all. We will remember singers from the past but we will also note today’s operatic news and discuss future plans of interest.
Nostalgia items is what we mainly offer though ranging from reviews of cd’s, books, dvd’s, photos, singer profiles, discographies and much more dealing with legendary and not so legendary singers of yesteryear and yes, today as well.
Orchestral Concerts

A new and growing label devoted to recordings of live orchestral concerts given by Eastern European Orchestras in the 1960's and 1970's.

Despite the 40'ish years that have passed the quality of sound is equal to any recordings available, particularly since the recording engineer utilised a very special and unique process, known as CNSTR, certified natural sound technique recording.

By way of promoting these new recordings members of FRMS member societies can obtain a discount of 20% or alternatively 3 CDs for the price of 2.

Presto Classical

This is a website that speaks your language, 'underpinned by an evident love of music and the world of recordings' (Gramophone Magazine). No other site selling classical CDs and DVDs is arranged in such a logical and accessible format, where you can easily find lists of composers' works, compare different options, view recommendations and read reviews. We believe that you will find it one of the most user-friendly classical music sites on the internet.
Pristine Classical
There are hundreds of historic Classical music recordings on the Pristine Audio label, and they're all here to purchase as downloads or CDs. Pristine Audio has pioneered revolutionary new restoration techniques, which can be heard to fullest effect on our critically-acclaimed XR- remastered and Ambient Stereo recordings.
Robert Farnon Society
As composer, arranger and conductor, Farnon is recognised as a giant of British light music, and the Robert Farnon Society is today a haven for light music enthusiasts, issuing an especially impressive magazine.
Rutland Boughton Trust
This site provides brief details about one of the most colourful English composers of the 20th Century. Recognised for the success of his opera, The Immortal Hour, and as founder and director of the original Glastonbury Festivals, you can find information about his life; a list of available approved commercial recordings and forthcoming known music events and projects which feature Rutland Boughton.
Somm
A Unique New Sound.-Since it was founded in 1995, the British independent CD label SOMM Recordings has captured everyone's imagination. Its aim is to share with you the joy of classical music and the delight of discovering fresh repertoire, performed by artists of talent and scholarship. SOMM receives frequent accolades worldwide from collectors, music lovers, critics and the media for recordings of quality, style and originality.
The Record Collector
The Journal for the collector of recordings of the great opera singers of the past. Now in its 69th year of publication.
Toccata Classics
the label dedicated to producing recordings of the huge amount of top-notch classical music that the concert halls and major record companies are ignoring. We bring you revelations from the staggering quantity of good music that doesn't otherwise get heard, from Renaissance polyphony and Baroque cantatas via Romantic symphonies to composers once hidden behind the Iron Curtain.
U3A Music Groups
This interactive website aims to provide information and resources to U3A Classical Music buffs in the UK and kindred organisations abroad. We hope to share ideas, news and views, and to keep in touch with and discuss what's happening in the Music world

Vaughan Williams Society

About the RVW Society

Vaughan Williams is today being recognised as a truly international composer of stature and integrity. Hardly a musical genre has been untouched or failed to be enriched by his work, which includes nine symphonies, five operas, film music, ballet and stage music, several song cycles, church music, and works for chorus and orchestra.

As a Society, we encourage and support RVW-related concerts, seminars, films, recordings, publications, festivals and events both in the U.K. and abroad, as well as recordings of lesser-known works by the composer through our own recording label 'Albion Records'. We are a friendly Society and welcome new members, whether scholar or lay man.

William Alwyn Society
William Alwyn (1905 - 1985) was one of our finest composers with a wealth of repertoire from orchestral to film scores, ensemble to choral.

The site allows you to explore his world and find out more about the man, his music and some of his other talents such as his love of painting.

If you have an event you wish to promote try these two weblinks

http://www.wherecanwego.com/events/signin.aspx?tab=3

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