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Stunning: The Art of Xylos by Alex Jacobowitz

Stunning: The Art of Xylos by Alex Jacobowitz
Marimba, ARTE NOVA Classics, BMG Entertainment The pipes of the low notes roar, the high tones weep, and then each grain of the notes melts into the silence. Alex Jacobowitz's new recording, "The Art of Xylo" presents us with the real potential of this often forgotten instrument. When an instrument establishes itself as a solo...

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International Marimba Competition, Belgium 2001

August 12-18, 2001 Academiezaal, Sint-Truiden The stadium-style seating of the intimate, all-wooden, acoustically-lovely theater of the Academiezaal in the town of Sint-Truiden, near Brussels, was a beautiful vantage point to take in the Belgium International Marimba Competition in August. After the first round, 69 solo marimba candidates were narrowed down to 40; then, after the...

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The 2nd World Marimba Festival 1999 in Okaya Report

The 2nd World Marimba Festival  1999 in Okaya Report
The 2nd World Marimba Festival was held at Canora Hall in Okaya, Nagano, Japan, from Aug.23 to 30, 1999.  Canora Hall. Facade. Entrance Hall.Okaya is a small city at the hart of Japan and the area is known for the hi-tech industry as well as such traditional industry like silk. The main feature of the festival...

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Pedro Carneiro (percussion) Purcell Room, London. 19 March 2000

Pedro Carneiro (percussion) Purcell Room, London. 19 March 2000
It has been a pleasure to follow the progress of this remarkable young musician since his 1998 PLG recital in the Purcell Room. I have reviewed him more recently at South Bank Centre Rhythmsticks S&H July 1999 and at Blackheath Halls' Pianoworks S&H October 1999. For his return to the Purcell Room, Pedro Carneiro played mainly the marimba, framing his recital with...

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