Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Kammermusikkammer - Statistics for 2008

At the end of 2008, the Kammermusikkammer exists for about a half year, and contains 49 posts. As a statistic maniac, I herewith molest my followers with some diagrams:

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Chopin resumed posting

After 8 months of silence, Chopin resumed posting on his blog, with two CDs of Jordi Savall. Welcome back, dear Chopin, in the community of classical music bloggers!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New AvaxHome Music Classical sub-categories

Since some days the /music/classical category at AvaxHome contains sub-categories, according to chronology:
Before 500 Ancient Music (/ancient)
500 - 1450 Medieval (/medieval)
1450 - 1600 Renaissance (/renaissance)
1600 - 1750 Baroque (/baroque)
1750 - 1830 1. Viennese School (/first_viennese_school)
1830 - 1900 Romantic (/romantic)
1900 - 1950 Early 20th century (/early_20th_century)
1950 - 2000 Contemporary (/contemporary)
2000 - present 21th Century (/twenty-first_century)

User FredCouples commented on 17 Dec 2008 23:37:
The category "music before 500" does not make too much sense in my regard - the amount of recordings (done from surviving manuscripts with music notation on them) tends against zero (0)... ;-)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Spanish are top (Kammermusikkammer - Visitors by Country)

Even though using Feedjit, it is not easy to get reliable statistics about the visitors of the kammermusikkammer, because Feedjits Live Traffic Map analyzes the geographic locations of only the last 100 visitors on a given moment.

In order to run statistics over longer periods, I made measurements on different days, on different day times, and calculated average percentages. And now I can (proudly) present the Kammermusikkammer's Visitors Statistics by Country.

The top ten visitors country (covering 68,4 percent of all visitors) are:

1. Spain 13,3
2. United States 11,7
3. Germany 10,7
4. Brazil 8,3
5. France 6,9
6. Italy 5,6
7. United Kingdom 4,2
8. Japan 3,7
9. Canada 2,1
10. Austria 1,9

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ice enhanced her cbox

The new designed cbox on ICE's blog classics makes a great visual impact: The posting persons appear with a personal picture, and Ice spent money (so I think) to buy more (and more startling) smilies (most of them are animated). All this makes a convenient ambience for the chatting, kidding, flirting, which takes places on this remarkable cbox.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The return of the king - Audiorosity is back

Sankerib decited to re-open his famous blog Audiorosity for public viewing. 

Some comments from his devotedly followers:

w61:  Hallo Sank. Sincerely happy to see you again. We missed you because here we have the best posts of all around. For days and days I came to see you were back, without loosing my hope: Now you are. And so are we. From Italy
prunejuice:  HOORAYY!!! I'm always saddened to see that this blog is closed now that it's open again, my life can continue hahaha
cholera:  Welcome back. Your periodical disappearences plunge all of us in an abyss of despair, only to be rebound onto a heaven of euphoria when you come back. (I have a PhD in 'flattering')
max:  Welcome back, I missed you a lot!!!
Blackbird:  Welcome back my dear friend Sankerib, we missed you
wolfgang:  Sun is rising again in Audiorosity. Welcome back, we missed you. Everything OK?
Scoredaddy:  Welcome back, my friend! You have been missed.
Lever:  Welcome back Sankerib, I'm very glad seeing you open again , best regards
octron:  Hello Sankerib, nice you have opened your blog again But no new uploads (just kidding )

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I rearranged the mp3 music blog lists

Evidently, I re-organized my lists "More active mp3 blogs" and "Inactive mp3 blogs" by content, which results in four different rubrics:

  • Classical music in general
  • Opera
  • XXth Century - Electronic - Jazz
  • Folk - Guitar - World Music

I hope, this is for the convenience of my followers.

Furthermore, I added some outstanding blogs to the mp3 blog roll list:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Rickdog left his calling card

Some days ago, a guy named Rickdog left his calling card on my Joachim post and (highly visible) on the cbox. I consider it best to republish Rickdog's comment here, so that the followers of the kammermusikkammer got notified:

rickdog hat gesagt…

You have a great music blog here! I've added you to my mp3blog list and custom search, check it out.

Rickdog's collected 6,000 mp3blog links, accessible from the alpha menu at page top. You can open frames on these blogs to view them directly on my site, and you can also view the feeds in a frame.

The newest mp3blogs

You can search your blog and all the others in my custom google search:

Chewbone MP3blog search

I add new blogs to the alpha lists once a week, but your site is immediately added to the custom google search engine.
12. November 2008 11:48

Friday, November 7, 2008

Guía del Mundo Clásico - Guide to the World Classic

Recently elflaming74, owner of Classic Download, started a now project, a guide to prominent classical music, called Guía del Mundo Clásico. The idea behind is to act as meta-directory, serving links to several outstanding performances of the same work.

For example, the post "El Arte de la Fuga" contains references to CDs of Jordi Savall, Gustav Leonhardt, Glenn Gould, Helmut Walcha, Rinaldo Alessandrini, which have been posted in different blogs. (Of course, credits are given.)

This is a fine idea of cooperation between classical music bloggers, and we all should support it. Maybe this is also the reincarnation of "Andante Musica".

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sankerib closed his blogs - Dmitry breaks through the baroque era

For some days, Sankerib closed his famous blogs Audiorosity and HM Catalog without any notice to his faithfully followers. Maybe he has good causes to act so. But I dont know nothing. @Sankerib, if you by accident read this, please explain...

Dmitry, on the other hand, decided to relaunch his blog Barocco-Music under the name XVIII Century Music, which he comments as follows:

"I want to change my blog's area of focus. I'm trough with barocco music and now I'm going to add some music of the Classicism. I won't forget about barocco as well."

Dmitry started the relaunch with Ignatz Pleyel's Symphonie and 11 (!) posts to Antonio Salieri (the victim of Milos Forman's calumny).

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More! More! More! (Blogs, recently discovered by me)

It's hard to follow the many new incoming classical music blogs, but here they are (all added to the blog lists on kammermusikkammer during the last days):
HM Catalog
The Concert Hall
Il canto sospeso
Blogger Musical (basic library)

Monday, November 3, 2008

New blog StateWork, maintained by Guillermo

The classical music blog universe is still expanding: On October 28, 2008, the new blog StateWork started with Shostakovich 10th live on Carnegie Hall (19 Feb 2004). Like most of the posts, this is a broadcast recording (which is unique among the classical music blogs I know). 

The blogs owner, Guillermo, in his own words: "This is for you and I, to make available the great performances of recorded history that are either not available anywhere (private broadcast recordings) or somehow unavailable and not foreseeably set to be released commercially. The real aim is to feed the need for more superlative performances of music."

I registered as follower.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Who on earth is "Ruben Vizcaino Valencia" ?

A blogger named "Colectivo Ruben Vizcaino Valencia" is follower of some classical music blogs and keeper of some own music blogs, as:

He/She is saying in the profile:

"Somos un colectivo, organizado en memoria del Maestro Ruben Vizcaíno Valencia, y nos declaramos partidarios de la generosidad, la solidaridad y la entrega anonimas."

Who on earth is "Ruben Vizcaino Valencia"?  - After googling for a long time, I found a link:


There are rumors about that the "Colectivo" is a pack of copycats, it est they copy/past posts from other music blogs. Hence, I put their blogs under quarantine (meaning: I did not add to my list of music links on the Kammermusikkammer.)

Monday, October 27, 2008

New blog Classic Download, maintained by elflaming74

Some days ago, elflaming74 discovered my blog, wrote a comment, and hence I am aware of a new classical music blog, bearing the name Classic Download.

26 posts appeared during only some days (since Octobre, 22, exactly). I dont know whether the posts are all self-made, but the titles are well assorted (piano, old opera, f.e. Purcell, Gluck, chamber music)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Download links in all posts have been repaired successfully

The closing of the shareonall service made the older posts unaccessable. In the last weeks I was very busy on reripping and reposting the affected CDs, and now all work has been done.

The new links (all lossless, most of them APE+CUE+LOG, the others single FLACs) use the sharebee service, which is my favored file upload distribution service.

The posts, which have been repost at last, are:
Muffat (Armonico Tributo)
Zelenka (Triosonaten)
Claudio Monteverdi: Madrigali (La Venexiana, live in Corsica)
Fux - Serenada Rondeau Sonata
Janequin & Sermisy: Les cris de Paris

Just Another Garden, just another contempory music blog

Dreamer stated to follow my blog for several weeks and paid me compliments for my work, which I expressly want to return. His blog "Just Another Garden" is his "jardin secret... This ambient blog is devoted to dreams and memories, to feelings and desires: music and beauty are an ever-expanding horizon..."

The musical flowers in this garden grow on fertile earth, and are of very different colors and shapes, "quality over quantity, musics that do not float on the main stream of the music business...".

When the music was over ... and resurrected

Our fellow blogger WF decited to delete all posts in his blog "When the music is over". Afterwards, the blog resurrected under the name "Auferstehn..." and became a "Gustav Mahler related record guide".

WF says: "dear visitors, this blog's purpose is to celebrate the recordings of Gustav Mahler related works. if you really just come to know the music, you won't be put off by the decent mp3 quality offered here. this deliberate action is intended for to prevent cloning of the original CDs, i recommend to buy after positive evaluation."

New blog Sic Transit Opera Mundi

I recently discovered a new classical mp3 music blog, called "Sic Transit Opera Mundi", which is - unsurprising - mainly engaged in operas. Since July, an enormous ammount of 300 flavored postings has been published. I promptly added the blog to my mp3 music blog watchlist.

I know only a little about the blog's owner, he calls himself "." and speaks Portuguese (or Brazilian).

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Follow the Kammerton blog for actual news concerning the Kammermusikkammer

This new blog, called "Kammerton", has been established to act as newsfeed for the associated blog "Kammermusikkammer", which is dedicated to early, classical and contemporary western chamber music.

While the five last news of this blog are always shown on the Kammermusikkammer, is here the place to read the news in fully length, and to discuss controverse topics by posting comments to the articles. As additional service, an cbox will be established for your commenting pleasure.