Keith Bramich

Born in Worcester, UK in 1958, Keith Bramich discovered classical music through singing and descant recorder playing at school. He was introduced by Adrian Williams to Basil Ramsey at the end of the twentieth century, and became technical editor of Ramsey's Music & Vision Magazine, launched in 1999, later taking over as editor and overseeing the transition to Classical Music Daily in 2019.


Articles by Keith Bramich

Keith Bramich enjoys his journey through Stacy Garrop's oratorio 'Terra Nostra'

Keith Bramich listens to the Auerbach-Pierce Duo

Here are further details about the contemporary music festival mentioned in our April newsletter

Keith Bramich listens to Delphian Records' new recording of John Stainer's 'The Crucifixion'

A rare Leap Day editorial from Keith Bramich

On the eve of the centenary of the birth of composer Gerard Schurmann, Keith Bramich shares the address that he gave, remotely, at Schurmann's memorial service

Keith Bramich listens to the sound of Andean highland instruments used in new ways

Keith Bramich is impressed by Schubert from Harriet Burns and Ian Tindale

Keith Bramich experiences multimedia compositions by Yannis Kyriakides

Keith Bramich listens to Christmas music recorded in 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia

Keith Bramich is impressed by Byron Wallis, Bérengère de Gromard and Jeanne Pinget's concert in memory of Malcolm Scott

Keith Bramich listens to Wranitzky sinfonias

Keith Bramich listens to Richard Blackford's new version of Verdi's Messa da Requiem

Keith Bramich listens to piano music by Robert Matthew-Walker

Keith Bramich listens to Dvořák's Requiem at the first evening concert of the 2022 Three Choirs Festival in Hereford Cathedral

Should we ban Tchaikovsky because of Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine?

A variety of Christmas music from Navona Records

A reconstructed seventeenth century Christmas in Mexico City

Christiane Karg's new album

Keith Bramich listens to Caitríona O'Leary's Christmas album, 'Strange Wonders'

A memorial concert for British conductor John Poole was live-streamed from London

A personal reminiscence of British conductor Lawrence Leonard

Keith Bramich pays a visit to the Three Choirs Festival

Keith Bramich listens to orchestral and chamber music by Adrian Williams

Keith Bramich describes some changes this magazine is making to its reviewing process, and provides a snapshot of information provided by record labels, promoters and individual artists over the last month

Keith Bramich listens, unprepared, to instrumental and chamber music by Enno Poppe

Christmas music from the Bristol Brass Consort

More Christmas music from Clifton Cathedral

Christmas in seventeenth century Mexico, conjured up by Siglo de Oro, Patrick Allies and friends, greatly

Keith Bramich listens to a wide range of Christmas carols from Clifton Catholic Cathedral

Sing and/or play Schubert's Mass in G online

A short preview of the Bartók Plus Opera Festival in Miskolc, Hungary

Keith Bramich is impressed by Noriko Ogawa, Kenneth Woods and the strings of the English Symphony Orchestra

Keith Bramich comments on a recent article by Teun Van de Steeg

Peter Navarro-Alonso's Goldbergs re-invented. 'It's certainly clever, but I'm not sure what it gives us that we don't already have.'

Keith Bramich marks the passing of South African-born composer John Joubert, who died on 7 January

Music from glaciers by Matthew Burtner. '... a slightly romanticised account of the effects of climate change in the far north, which doesn't affect the pure beauty, and often sadness, of these vivid and intriguing natural sound recordings and ideas.'

Editor Keith Bramich's comments and tips on contributing to this online magazine, twenty years on

French music for Christmas, sung in Oxford by a Cambridge choir. '... Christmas music, much of it well-known in Britain, sung in French in various original and unusual versions ...'

Winter and Christmas music from Papagena. 'Everything sounds fresh ...'

A performance by The Hills Singers

Seattle-based ensemble Torch. '... the music sounds modern, jazzy, light and almost aleatoric-sounding.'

Choral music by Jonathan Little. '... Australian music with a difference.'

Keith Bramich remembers this magazine's founding editor, Basil Ramsey, who passed away this week

Keith Bramich is impressed by Covent Garden's new production of Wagner's 'Lohengrin'

Piano miniatures by Tomasz Betka. '... romantic, jazzy, simple, dreamy, dramatic, passionate, euphoric, sad and even Satiesque, by turns.'

Keith Bramich has lunch with Torsten Rasch, Roderic Dunnett and others, at the Three Choirs Festival

The King's Singers' Christmas Songbook. 'Each track ... is heavily arranged ...'

Rutter and Fauré Requiems performed by the Armonico Consort

Igor Stravinsky's 'The Soldier's Tale' at the Presteigne Festival

Andrew Schartmann's book 'Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros Soundtrack'

Keith Bramich attends the first evening concert of the 2016 Gloucester Three Choirs Festival

Dan Redfeld's 'A Hopeful Place'. '... a profound, unusual and striking work ...'

Keith Bramich remembers his friend, the M&V contributor Robert Anderson

Keith Bramich makes a return visit to Jacky Wong's Hornton Chamber Orchestra

'Wild Men of the Seicento'. '... Piers Adams and David Wright's superb performances exhibit a strangely infectious authenticity.'

Czech Christmas Carols. '... the tunes, settings and performances are quite beautiful.'

New American carols. '... this collection of new works is interesting and different.'

Ottawa's Stairwell Carollers. '... clean ensemble singing.'

Keith Bramich dips into the musical instrument collection at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Guitar music by Sofia Gubaidulina. '... clear, poised and committed performances.'

Keith Bramich listens to the first performance by a young conductor and his new orchestra

Christmas music from Caius College Choir. '... high-quality singing with lovely rounded tone ...'

Christmas favourites from Alabama. '... a varied and appealing programme ...'

Shepherds' noels from the Marian Consort. '... a rather wonderful spin-off ...'

Olivier Messiaen's 'Turangalîla-Symphonie'. '... a vibrant, sparkling performance ...'

Vorisek in the North Downs

Steven Osborne's Prokofiev, Ravel and Rachmaninov impress Keith Bramich

Paul McCreesh's Christmas album. '... high-quality British Christmas music from the Gabrieli Consort ...'

The Ex Cathedra consort and continuo

Alec Roth's new string quartet

Piano music by Alexander Chapman Campbell. '... there are signs that ... Campbell ... knows exactly what he's doing.'

Eleventh to fifteenth century vocal and instrumental music from Fleurs de Lys

The Zodiac Trio. '... young wine, already highly palatable ...'

Christmas music from the Brass Band of Battle Creek. '... bewitchingly subtle touches of colour ...'

Christmas choral music from Arsys Bourgogne. '... a well-recommended stocking-filler ...'

Ioana Osoianu talks to Keith Bramich about her life in the East and West

Robert Hugill's 'Passion'. '... a very distinctive soundworld ...'

Celebrating his ninetieth birthday today, Wilfrid Mellers talks to Keith Bramich

The Naxos Book of Carols. 'A delightful and magnificent stocking-filler!'

Keith Bramich at a performance by Tamami Honma and friends

The Finchley Choral Society Centenary Concert

Keith Bramich takes in the GRM Experience at Amsterdam's Frascati Theater

Tamami Honma's Wigmore Hall solo recital début

Keith Bramich at the twenty-first Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts

Keith Bramich at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Music 2003

Catching up on some classical music websites

Keith Bramich listens to early Beethoven from the Miller Piano Quartet

Music on the Croatian islands of Vis and Bisevo

Keith Bramich enjoys two concerts at the 2003 Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Gilles Apap's new Bach and Mozart CD

The Dvorák Day Concert

Piers Adams' group Red Priest amazes Keith Bramich

Keith Bramich listens to the piano music of Uña Ramos

Keith Bramich listens to contemporary chamber music by Mark Warhol

Chamber music by John McCabe

The music of Irish composer Raymond Deane

Orchestral favourites of Japan. '... the traditional songs of fishermen, miners and pack-horse drivers ...'

The Bach Collegium Japan performance of the St John Passion

The London trumpet sound

Listening to Japanese composer Akio Yashiro. '... good performances and a clear recording.'

Remembering the Holocaust

Alice McVeigh's 'All Risks Musical'

Keith Bramich encounters the music of Phill Niblock, Philip Corner and Richard Lainhart

Eri Niiyama gives a recital in Tokyo's Suntory Hall, and Keith Bramich listens

Concert works by film composers, played by the New Art Trio and

Keith Bramich takes a fresh look at the world of classical music online

Keith Bramich listens to 'Yellowstone' for violin and orchestra by Jett Hitt

Tobias Ringborg plays music by Roman, and Keith Bramich listens

Keith Bramich ponders on the art of the conductor, and attends the 2002 Donatella Flick Conducting Competition

Keith Bramich listens to the 95% post consumer sound of Ellen Band

Keith Bramich listens to the bassoon virtuoso Gwydion Brooke

Walton, Sainsbury and Stanford at the Three Choirs Festival

Keith Bramich samples D'Divaz

Keith Bramich listens to another disc from crossover group Univers Zero

Keith Bramich introduces a new feature at Music & Vision

Keith Bramich is impressed by Lionel Sainsbury's Twelve Preludes

English composer Lionel Sainsbury talks to Keith Bramich

Keith Bramich visits new classical music websites: Fasolt, L'education musicale, the New Classical Portal, Musica Paraguaya, Classical Notes, Kipling settings, Sharma Musicals, Brandon Sturiale, Zeynep Ucbasaran and Beauty in Music

Keith Bramich enjoys I Fagiolini's performances of English and Italian music, old and new

Keith Bramich listens to contemporary music on the Vienna Modern Masters label

Keith Bramich comes face to face with the singing animals

with Keith Bramich

In another visit to the world of classical music websites, Keith Bramich muses on competition and diversity, and visits the websites of Salvador Clofent, Jan Hart, Duane Peck, A Gioele Simonetto, Bristol Music Services and Japanese composer Tsutomu Tagashira

A Japanese 'Riverdance'? Keith Bramich (with simultaneous translation by Yuri Izawa) experiences the four thousand strong spectacle of 'Sleeping King - the promise of love with a true heart'

Beautiful and convincing. Music by Piero Milesi for films, installations, water and fireworks. '... three boats move gently upstream, the river bridges providing natural boundaries between and barriers for the different sonorities ...'

Crossover experience. The Sirius String Quartet's gig with some sonic criminals is observed from a safe distance

Ludwig's torso ... another visit to the world of music websites

Transmogrifier of sounds. Electro-acoustic music by Kjartan Ólafsson

Crawling wind. Keith Bramich listens to a rare 1970s hybrid.

Raw and powerful. Keith Bramich's first impressions of the music of Sofia Gubaidulina

American spiritual. Marilyn Nonken plays new piano works written for her

all change!

Being truthful to the music. Chenyin Li, the young Chinese winner of the 2001 Scottish International Piano Competition, talks to Keith Bramich about experiences, East and West

Galactic timelessness. Keith Bramich listens to planets, old and new

Heart-rending sounds. Music for trombone and orchestra by Takemitsu

cultural enlightenment

M&V's monthly visit to the world of online music investigates the 'avant-garde'

Keith Bramich reports on a McCabe première, given as part of Japan 2001

It's all online ...

Keith Bramich visits Wales for the opening concert of the 2001 Presteigne Festival

Keith Bramich listens to soprano Anya Szreter in London's Regent Hall

M&V's monthly visit to the world of online music

Yet more composers online - have you seen these sites?

More musical websites from classical cyberspace

Flautist Kathryn Thomas in conversation

Lilacs. '... interesting and imaginative music ... professional and committed throughout.' The music of American composer George Walker

Islamey and friends - discoveries and re-discoveries

M&V's monthly visit to the world of online music

Linking with Plymouth, plus a sneak preview of M&V's new links page

The cabbage patch - more readers' suggestions

Silver discs - record labels online

Snow White and the 7th Virus - websites recommended by our readers

Special collections - the top 10 websites of February 2000

Slice searching? A bizarre way to make sense of the net

more 2000 top websites

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), and more top websites

Music & Vision's monthly visit to the world of online music

50 of the best. Top websites revisited

Passion of Scrooge. A stereoscopic, circle surround Christmas Carol

An eye and an ear

Best advantage - the first of a new occasional series of visits to the online world of classical music

British composer Leonard Salzedo died on 6 May

choirs and choral music on the net

classical music email newsletters

pointers to places on the web with interesting folk music content

Humorous music websites - any here you don't know?

Online concert listings

Music Website News 2000

21st century composers

the world wide web of opera

helping you to find composers on the web

with details of various types of music software - sequencers, music OCR programs and toys and applets.

taking a listen to some Real Audio files

The start of another new series at Music & Vision which takes a look at a couple of possible Millennium bug problems.

To mark a whole year's worth of Site Seeing articles, we look both forwards and backwards, inwards and outwards, at Attacca!, Klassieklinks, contemporary music on tour, the San Diego Symphony, St Martin-in-the-fields, and an entire list of Wilfrid Mellers' articles at Music & Vision

playing music for the global community, online music magazines, Millennium Stage, Pastiche, The London Sinfonietta, The Magnificent Master, Ali Wood, Is it cool or hot?, Valeri Dimchev and humour from New Zealand.

streaming BBC Radio Three, Classical beginnings, The Belgrade Cultural Centre Music Programme, The Australian Voices, Flynn's Trinity, Wingroove, Egroups and an opera jamboree.

Musical orgies at WHRB, Met opera broadcasts, EMJ on-line, Melody Assistant, the Dutch Schubert Foundation, Erudito, Carlos Kleiber and Animals' Christmas

Famous people with perfect pitch, the Institute for Cultural Memory, the Centro Sammarinese Studi Musicali, a large musical theatre site, Denis ApIvor, courtly love and Guillaume de Machaut, historic instruments and the top 14 worst operas

language and pitch, Dutch links, soprano Rebekkah Graves, Operabase, Bridge Records, the Internet Movie Database, ARC Music, Ebenezer Prout and Bach

making your own CD in Moscow, more sheet music sites, Classic Vinyl, UK Sounds, the daily review race, American composer P. Kellach Waddle and a virus warning ...

Classics Today, Somm Recordings, Clarinets, Fuzeau and Oriana, Piano Passion, Elysian Singers, Straussian Origins and waiting for Finlandia ...

The Emerald Isle

This week on the web, we visit Digital Ear, Visual Orchestra, lists of composers, UK Sounds, the Internet Cello Society, the New York Philharmonic, the Eastern Virginia Medical School, Magazines at DMOZ and Yahoo, and ugly CD covers ... we also discover America's latest fitness craze!

Another look at music internet sites, including how to find CD reviews, the Serafino Trio, Pierre Monteux, the Prism Quartet, Amazing Music World, Bridgewater Hall, Stefan Wolpe and Singing, vocals and songwriting ... and what is a symphony in URL minor?

Computer music toys - novelties, programs and downloadable music gadgets

This week's visit to other music internet sites includes Soundpost, New mailing lists, More Root from Tubb, The Concert Choir of New Orleans, Guia for free and Nambe Editions

Another delve into the varied musical diet available at some of our neighbouring websites, including Bridge over the web, the Netherlands Radio Boys Choir, Wolfmusic Productions, clients of Denise Meyer, an affair with classical music, distance-learning in French,, the Club Abbadiani Itineranti and the Kennedy interview

Music website news, including Guildford Cathedral Choir, the Conductor's Domain, the Classical Free-reed, Women in music, Classical Composer Biographies, Player Care, Mallard Music, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the Enemies of Classical Music

Music website news, including Australian Music Resources, Catalan composers, Helsinki Strings, Andrys Basten's music pages, Duologue, Havergal Brian and the Hibernian Prima Donna

Music website news, including the Alexander Technique Information Source, Frank Martin, Automatic links at the WWW Virtual Library, MIDI World, Green Tiger Music, the Helsinki Strings, CDs online, the D3 Music Learning Network and Classical Music on the Web (UK)

Presteigne Festival composer in residence John McCabe talks to the Chief Music Critic of the Birmingham Post, Christopher Morley

Keith Bramich introduces our six day visit to the Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts

Music festivals revisited

If you have a couple of minutes to spare, please help us by giving us some feedback.

Music website news - Music Web Hunter; Music feeds my soul; New Film Front; Phenomenal bass player; Hidingplace; Do you have a clean record?

Composers on the web

Choirs and Choral Music

Music website news - Musique Ancienne; the Dead conductors page; What is the COE?; Net Notes; La Scena Musicale; Ring for early music; Leamington Winter Season; Golden Sections

Music website news - free offers, including CDs, sheet music and software

Music website news, featuring Blue Snow, Roger Deneuville, Jean-Pierre Rampal, John McHugh, Claude Vivier, MA Recordings, Violin Books and Autographs, Guitars Alive in the 21st Century and Mac's Maddening Musical Mind Mangler.

You are invited to give your views on this magazine

Music website news - a shamelessly British edition, featuring One Wedding and a Funeral, Tubalaté, Janácek's Brno at Royal Holloway and The Band That Money Couldn't Buy

Music website news - books from New Delhi, inventor Manfred Clynes, Symphonic Workshops, I Fiati di Parma, GMN, New World Records, Arts and Letters Daily and the Millennium Whistling Championships

Keith Bramich consults the 1999 European Music Directory

Music website news, including Audience, NewMusicBox, the International Chamber Ensemble, Carson Kievman, Classical Corner and Free CD Corner

Music website news, featuring Net Instruments, The Sixteen, Ensemble die reihe, Classical Search, Cognitive Psychology and Music, Rarely-heard American music, Jammin' in Jeans, WBJC Baltimore, U-Play music, Quotations and Aphorisms.

A list of works featured in Music & Vision's first six months

Music website news - The Man Who Would Be Scarbo, Classical Net, St Petersburg, JL Publishing, Jun'ichi Hirokami, Glyndebourne, Bach 2000 projects, Fabrizio Ferrari, Winnie Wilson Goree, Judith Lang Zaimont and Opera Classics

Music website news - Classical Online Radio, Opera Magazine, the British Library National Sound Archive, Sviatoslav Richter, George Kennaway, Holland Festival of Early Music Utrecht, Classical music tours, Acoustic Digest, Friedrich Kuhlau and the Classical Music Community

Music website news - New Millennium Records, the Indian Musical Instruments Store, Carolina Culture Connection, Codecs Compared, NMC Recordings and Elgar's 3rd Symphony, the Canadian Musical Heritage Society, Keyboard Wizards, Musicians and Injuries, Paris Opera - international bookings and The Flying Inkpot. Tell us about your website.

Music website news - Crescendo streaming MIDI, CustomDisc, Festival websites, Hudson Valley Music, Recorded music from Sweden, Walden Hughes, Six Golden Rules for Conquering Performance Anxiety, the Bluffer's Guide to Classical Music and Just for Fun.

Music website news - Amoris International, Musica Russica, Igor Kipnis at Mundo Clasico, the Rawsthorne Trust, Ring Cycle literary sources and The future of classical music?

Music website news - Gerard Schurmann, Film Music on The Web (UK), Transfer Guy, the Medieval Music and Arts Foundation, Grateful Dead and Internet Radio

Music website news - Ton Koopman, European Festival Network, Piano Resources, New Music journal, Les Azuriales Opera Festival, OxRecs DIGITAL, Vision Festival and Tjako van Schie

Music website news - For orchestrators, Malcolm Galloway and Kathryn Thomas, Mascagni, T.I.S. Vocal Music Catalog, Cheryl Studer, The Classical Singer, Parnassus Records, Portuguese Classical Music, Winterreise and Twin Cities

Opera on the web

Music website news - Doctoral Dissertations online, Music lessons, Early recordings, Notation software, Mexican orchestras, Edinburgh Festival, Opera on the web, San Francisco Classical Voice and No Hitler without Wagner

University music departments and scholarly music sites

Avril Ngaire Poisson and Europe

Music Glossaries

An A-Z of music

Folk music

MIDI File Wars!

Music Festivals

Music mailing lists

Music newsgroups - a closer look at the newsgroup

Composers' Collectives

Music Newsgroups

On-line concert listings

The first of our regular Site Seeing articles, reviewing music websites

Articles about Keith Bramich

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Classical music news. Defining Our Field - Classical Music Daily's June 2021 Newsletter is a panel discussion led by John Dante Prevedini, and has just been published as a video podcast

Classical music news. Streaming, Downloads and CDs - Classical Music Daily's May 2021 Newsletter has just been published as a video podcast

Classical music news. Creativity, Innovation and Re-invention - Classical Music Daily's April 2021 Newsletter has just been published as a video podcast

Classical music news. Hang in there together - Classical Music Daily's March 2021 Newsletter has just been published as a video podcast

Classical music news. Singing in Cars? - Classical Music Daily's February 2021 Newsletter has just been published as a video podcast

Classical music news. Upgrading to the Visual - Classical Music Daily's January 2021 Newsletter has just been published in a new video podcast format

Classical music news. Personal, Political and Social Lockdown - An assortment of short news items, plus 'Seven Deadly Sins', Classical Music Daily's December 2020 Newsletter, just published in a new audio podcast format

Classical music news - Schubert via Zoom - Sing and/or play Schubert's Mass in G online

Movement in Music - Teun Van de Steeg replies to Keith Bramich

Music in Kentish Town - Endre Anaru looks forward to an orchestral concert in London later this week featuring the first performance of a new Canadian violin concerto

Ensemble. Daily Puccini - Malcolm Miller enjoys an opera lollipop recital in the city of the composer's birth

Taming the lion - Jabez Dolotz talks to British conductor Sir Henry Collard-Barker about experiences in and out of the concert hall