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Le Monde Awards La Scena Musicale Online 4 Stars

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Le Monde Awards La Scena Musicale Online 4 Stars

Montreal / June 12, 2000 - In its special "Best of the Net" issue in May, Le Monde awarded 4 stars out of 4 to La Scena Musicale Online. Only two of the seven classical music websites listed received 4 stars.

Every day, news and articles on classical music are published world-wide on the internet. Finding that particular interview of Renee Fleming is not always easy. A new feature at La Scena Musicale Online (, called links classical music articles; the information is completely searchable. This feature was cited by Le Monde for including in their recent Best of the Net special issue. Seven sites in classical music were chosen:,,,, www.operastuff. com/sheet.html,, The editors praised with a full-page article, and of the remaining six, was the only one to receive 4 stars.

Here is the actual Le Monde text:

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En français et en anglais

· Ce site canadien est un répertoire, mis à jour quotidiennement, des articles parus dans la presse francophone (canadienne et française) et anglophone nord-américaine. Il permet au lecteur mélomane et curieux de consulter facilement les pages de critique musicale de chacun des quotidiens importants en ce domaine et de se constituer des dossiers. La version en français ( ne propose que les articles en français tandis que la version en anglais ( sélectionne prioritairement les articles de la presse anglophone.

[English Translation]
* This Canadian site is a directory, updated daily, of articles appearing in the francophone press (Canadian and French) and North American anglophone press. It allows music lovers and curious readers to easily consult the music reviews on the web pages of of each of the most important daily newspapers and to make their own collection of articles. The French page ( contains only articles in French, whereas the English page ( selects its articles from the anglophone press.


About La Scena Musicale Online

Published by La Scène musicale, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting classical music, La Scena Musicale Online is one of the internet's leading classical music content providers. It contains original material (interviews, articles, reviews), the Canadian Classical Music Calendar, (links to classical music news articles around the world) and LSM Newswire (press releases on classical music from around world). La Scena Musicale Online was one of the first classical music websites to offer the entire contents of its print magazine free in both HTML and Adobe Acrobat PDF formats. Future features include a classical music webcast scheduler.

In its special 50 Best Music Web sites issue published in February 2000, Chamber Music Magazine selected La Scena Musicale Online as the 3rd Best Music Web site. La Scena Musicale Online can be reached by the internet domain names:, and



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