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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000015.txt from 1998/03

From: Mark Charette <>
Subj: Re: Marcel Dautremer
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 15:06:55 -0500

Went out today and bought my own copy of Baker's Biographical
Dictionary of Musicians by Slonimsky. Marcel Dautremer didn't make
the cut ...

Why did I _buy_ it, some may ask? I've got an 8 and 13 year old at
home with too much time on their hands. They are now tasked with
looking up birth/death years for composers and musicians for the
Sneezy databases. Keeps 'em out of trouble ...

Which segues into another topic. Ken Shaw was kind enough to send
me a copy of his extensive clarinet discography (more than 4000
entries) and Michael Bryant is sending me monthly updates for the
discography, as well as others who keep helping me fill in the gaps.
I am in the middle of re-doing the discography database for easier
maintenance (for all you computer/db people - Ken had a flat file,
and I'm putting it into 3rd normal form - mostly by hand so I can do
data checking). In 3 or 4 weeks the entire discography should be
on-line, and easily searchable.

The next phase will be intgration of the current composition database
and discography. Looking up just about anything will retrieve both
sources for music and recordings. The query language should be
easier to use for the novice, and more powerful for the advanced user
(the back-end for the databases is switching from WAIS to MySql and
PHP 3.0 for those who care about such things).
Mark Charette | "This is a very democratic organization, so let's
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MIKA Systems, Inc.| their hands." - Eugene Ormandy
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