The Concertgebouw Orchestra are kindly (amazingly!) offering free mp3 downloads of ten live symphony recordings to anyone who joins their mailing list.
You can see the full list below.
Go here for more details.
wonderful! but, once you've registered, how do you actually get the downloads? maybe i'm just dumb...
17 February 2010 at 05:43 AM
If I am not mistaken they are in MP3 format so they can be played on your PC player and also be written on CD.
I do not have my account details so I can't access to verify but I would also like to bring to your attention these three and free other downloads from Avro to your attention, all with Royal Concertgebouworkest dir.: Bernard Haitink.
Bizet: Symphony in C.
Beethoven: Symphony nº3 "Eroica".
Schumann: Symphony nº1 "Spring".
All offered for Haitink's birthday last year. It seems they still work. You just have to sign in before.
17 February 2010 at 11:57 AM
Thanks for drawing these to our attention! What a brilliant offer. Once you've registered it's pretty easy to downlaod, and yes they are in MP3 format, so you can add them to your electronic library, mp3 player or burn a CD :)
Opera Maryanne |
19 February 2010 at 12:41 PM
These downloads were first made available for the 120th anniversary of the RCO in Autumn 2008. I downloaded them last year just before the three commemorating Haitink's 80th birthday last March were issued.
The Bernstein Mahler 1, Jansons Beethoven 2, Brahms 2 and Sibelius 2 and Haitink Bruckner 8 should be substantially the same as the existing DG CD(Bernstein) and RCO Live SACDs (Jansons & Haitink). RCO Live recordings are usually made from two or more performances, one of which will be the date of the download version.
The Franck, Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn performances are very good; I can't say what the older Schubert and Dvorák are like as I haven't produced a CD of them yet.
Wouldn't it be nice if the BBC could offer similar downloads?
23 February 2010 at 11:42 PM
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