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Offline carlito77

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Re: The Classical Download Thread: Russian Website "Classical Music Online"
« Reply #820 on: December 24, 2016, 12:43:18 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with this Russian website?

http://classical-music-online.net/en/composers/O

I have tested it and so far it seems marvelous!  Under "O" one finds e.g. all the symphonies of Ovchinnikov, plus his classic film scores.  Check out Leo Ornstein.

They also offer the only stereo recording of Taneyev's opera The Oresteia.  (It takes a while to download, or at least it takes a while for my connection.)

For $20. via PayPal one gets "unlimited" hearing for 3 years: I was wondering if anyone had paid this fee and if so, were you satisfied.

Excellent site. For a modest donation, you have full access to their musical database to download. Though you can download music for free, there is a limit as oppose to those who make a donation. I have no complaints and would encourage anybody to at least make a donation It's not cheap maintaining their servers and they do provide a great service for those who love classical music.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread: Russian Website "Classical Music Online"
« Reply #821 on: January 09, 2017, 10:10:16 AM »
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Excellent site. For a modest donation, you have full access to their musical database to download. Though you can download music for free, there is a limit as oppose to those who make a donation. I have no complaints and would encourage anybody to at least make a donation It's not cheap maintaining their servers and they do provide a great service for those who love classical music.
Is it streaming ?
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Re: The Classical Download Thread: Russian Website "Classical Music Online"
« Reply #822 on: January 17, 2017, 03:35:24 AM »
;DIs it streaming ?

Yes they do stream any composition you choose in their database but you can also download it.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #823 on: February 03, 2017, 06:02:56 AM »
Is it legal, or is it bootleg?

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #824 on: February 09, 2017, 06:50:58 PM »
I recently joined the ranks of downloaders. I plan to download only recordings that are higher resolution than RBCDs but will still buy SACDs. Of course, if a CD I want isn't available in a download, then I'll buy it. The 8 or so "hi-res" (24bit 96k) ones I've bought so far all sound great.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #825 on: February 09, 2017, 07:50:37 PM »
I recently joined the ranks of downloaders. I plan to download only recordings that are higher resolution than RBCDs but will still buy SACDs. Of course, if a CD I want isn't available in a download, then I'll buy it. The 8 or so "hi-res" (24bit 96k) ones I've bought so far all sound great.
I have hundreds, and got increasingly annoyed of the price difference between the hires and regular CD prices.  For a long time it was in the 20-30% range, which was alright for me.  Now, it is often 50-66% more, a price difference which isnt warranted IMO.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #826 on: February 09, 2017, 11:48:48 PM »
I've heard numerous audio engineer types adamantly state that any higher resolution that 16 bit/44.1 khz (standard CD quality) is entirely beyond the range of human hearing and that the whole hi-res. thing is a pure marketing scam.  That's why I've never been tempted to go that route.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #827 on: February 20, 2017, 07:04:25 AM »
I've heard numerous audio engineer types adamantly state that any higher resolution that 16 bit/44.1 khz (standard CD quality) is entirely beyond the range of human hearing and that the whole hi-res. thing is a pure marketing scam.  That's why I've never been tempted to go that route.

I don't know about it being purely a marketing scam as higher resolution is indeed higher resolution.

Best, maybe, to stick to fact not opinion. Hi-Rez generally fails in double blind tests set up to distinguish between 16 bit/44.1 khz and higher resolution.

of course MP3 generally does not do much worse either

I am of the camp that I prefer the best resolution available.... knowing I likely will hear no difference.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #828 on: March 22, 2017, 02:31:41 PM »
The complete organ works of Bach.  Free.

http://www.blockmrecords.org/bach/index.htm

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