Welcome to concertatore.com, which we believe to
be the first substantial, interactive WWW site maintained by a full-time
performing classical musician. We’ve tried to keep this site as simple
and fast as possible since, if you’re going to download audio, that’s
time-consuming enough! We welcome your feedback about it and are particularly
interested in keeping the site accessible to those using older hardware
and text-only systems. Please tell us that you visited and what you
liked (and mention your hardware and software): Click
here to leave a message.
The site began life in 1995 and has evolved as follows:
- About Joseph RESCIGNO has bio,
management information, a discussion of why the maestro chose concertatore
as his domain name, and a brief lesson in Italian pronunciation. Images
grew rather numerous, so they are off on a separate page, with a slideshow
for browsing and thumbnails of the biggest and most beautiful. shots,
images.html. Later we expanded performance
related information on a separate page and, with permission,
reproduced a profile in Classical
- AUDIO began with a single clip from
Verismo starring soprano Diana Soviero and using MPEG audio.
We have been able to add considerably more, so be sure to visit. When
we were able to add RealAudio® in mid-1998, we collected all the
technical information on a separate page.
- MESSAGES TO THE MAESTRO contains
questions and answers as well as a few audio files for illustrative
purposes. This page quickly grew quite large and we archived the older
discussions on separate pages. The page linked here contains some introduction,
some links to associations and Web sites that may be better sources
for certain kinds of questions, and groundrules. From there, you can
click to a “Summary of Subjects,” which is a kind of table of contents.
From that summary page, you can browse individual questions or
search using Google.
Since chat facilities, blogs, and bulletin boards have become so
much more common on the Web nowadays, it should be noted that this
is not an open forum. This is more like a “letters to the editor”
facility. For that reason, in 1999, we changed the name from “Discussion
Board” to “Messages to the Maestro.” Nonetheless, we are always looking
for good topics, and we always respond to messages. Please
read the introduction and send your question if it falls within the
- The main menu became complicated so
it is now called a site map. There are links
to technical information regarding graphics
- After 12 years, we dropped the page listing other sites serving audio.
The last was easy to keep up with in 1995 but grew very difficult. And
we feel it no longer provides an important public service; there are so
many search sites. You can begin at our very own Google search form
if you like.
If there is something you are curious about and we have not explained,