Friday, Sept. 10, 2004
Launched last year, a Web site jointly produced by The Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters and NEC Corp. is providing more information on the classical music scene in Japan and classical musicians based in Japan who are gaining international recognition.
The Web site now covers 124 artists and groups, up from about 60 last year, and has 65 audio clips of their performances.
The artists on NEC Navigates Japan's Classical Music Artists ( japansclassic.com/ ) include composers and conductors.
The site includes Japanese and foreign artists active in Japan, and Japanese artists who have started their careers abroad. However, those who are already international names, such as conductor Seiji Ozawa and pianist Mitsuko Uchida, have been excluded.