.... courtesy of the ever-watchful Michael Parekh, a piece from the NYT that's a must-read for all students of online music - and culcha ...
REMEMBER that Mozart concert you wanted to get to last month? No, not that one. (Or that one. Or those other 10 or 12.) The one with Lorin Maazel conducting the New York Philharmonic in the last three symphonies at Avery Fisher Hall.
Well, that concert will come
to you in high-quality sound on Tuesday, when DG Concerts offers it for
digital downloading via the iTunes Music Store (itunes.com).
What's more, two programs from the Los Angeles Philharmonic's hip
"Minimalist Jukebox" series, performed this weekend, are scheduled for
release through DG Concerts and iTunes on April 4. Although pricing is
not final, each live concert will probably cost about $10 to download,
less for complete individual works.
Having become pretty jaded with my current music collection, and also rather bored with iTunes, this wakes me up a bit. I look forward to finding out more - surely this is the stuff that makes online entertainment truly fresh and vibrant?