Pages

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beethoven online

It can't be a bad morning when you discover there's a vast storehouse of Beethoven and other classical music in the public domain ready to be downloaded at will. Co-blogger Mitch, did you know about this? (Via a Marginal Revolution link to a 1942 performance of the 9th Symphony.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link, Ken. Although these recordings are old and a little scratchy, one could do a lot worse than to have this recording by Fritz Kreisler:
http://pdc.s40.coreserver.jp/classic/file/3969.mp3

And here's the Adolph Busch quartet playing Beethoven's quartet of Thanksgiving, written after he recovered from a nearly fatal illness: http://pdc.s36.coreserver.jp/classic/file/1545.mp3

Incidentally, the Busch quartet left Germany in 1933 to protest the Nazis: http://www.angel.org/busch/background.htm

Mitch Johnson