OK, I love classical music. And jazz, rock, folk, country and just about everything else but modern, top 40 cruft. But this is not about me, this is about Beethoven.
Beethoven’s symphonies 6-9, as performed by the BBC Philharmonic under Gianandrea Noseda, are available for free, legal download, but only for a very short time. From the website:
Symphony 6 was broadcast on Monday 27th June, and will be available to download from Tuesday 28th June to Monday 4th July.
Symphony 7 was broadcast on Tuesday 28th June, and will be available to download from Wednesday 29th June to Tuesday 5th July.
Symphony 8 was broadcast on Wednesday 29th June, and will be available to download from Thursday 30th June to Wednesday 6th July.
Symphony 9 was broadcast on Thursday 30th June, and will be available to download from Friday 1st July to Thursday 7th July.
All the symphonies are performed by the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.
I’ve downloaded them but haven’t had the chance to listen to these particular recordings. Still, this is an excellent chance to support a neat idea and legally get some great, free music.
Ahhh, I love the 9th.