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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #800 on: November 15, 2013, 08:56:26 PM »
Mark your calendars everyone, eClassical will have another christmas calendar thing this year, this time BIS with Harmonia Mundi. From Dec 1 to 24 one album from each label each day will be on sale -50%. Past two christmases there have been some really great albums there.

www.eclassical.com

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #801 on: November 16, 2013, 03:04:35 AM »
Mark your calendars everyone, eClassical will have another christmas calendar thing this year, this time BIS with Harmonia Mundi. From Dec 1 to 24 one album from each label each day will be on sale -50%. Past two christmases there have been some really great albums there.

www.eclassical.com

Haven't they been doing that throughout? That's how I got the first Feinberg sonatas download last month. Or am I missing something?

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #802 on: November 16, 2013, 03:21:57 AM »
Haven't they been doing that throughout? That's how I got the first Feinberg sonatas download last month. Or am I missing something?

Yeah, the Daily Deals promotion goes on throughout the year, but in addition to that they have their christmas promos which tend to have much more recent and hand-picked quality recordings, rather than random back catalogue. (Plus this year there will be Harmonia Mundi albums too)

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #803 on: November 25, 2013, 08:01:51 PM »
eClassical does:
- a daily deal from the BIS back catalogue (usually)
- an Advent calendar of half-price recent issues
- a 40th anniversary sale now through December 31 of 40 top-selling BIS CDs.

Here's my quick field guide to the 40th anniversary sale, with reviews of 15 or so CDs and links to a dozen more.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #804 on: November 29, 2013, 12:55:17 AM »
I came by this promotion and it sounds good; free hi-res tracks from Linn Records.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #805 on: December 28, 2013, 05:51:44 PM »
From the share-o-sphere, a substantial but neglected piano cycle by a Brazilian modernist composer:

http://inconstantsol.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/almeida-prado-cartas-celestes-estudio.html

Only available in physical form on an out-of-print 3 LP set, as far as I (and, evidently, the blog contributors) know. I've been dipping into it; rewarding listening so far, though I don't know how well it holds up as a whole.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #806 on: March 31, 2014, 05:51:30 AM »
For those with an interest in such things, Demonoid is back.
It's all good...

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Does anyone have any experience with this Russian website?
Sir,
Yes, I paid. No complaints, no wait, but one at a time.

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.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #808 on: July 27, 2014, 06:14:14 PM »
This looks as an interesting offer:3,59 € for the RIAS Amadeus Quartet Mozart Recordings (Mozart: String Quartets, String Quintets & Clarinet Quintet) - CD quality (Lossless 16 bits 44,1 kHz):



http://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/album/the-rias-amadeus-quartet-mozart-recordings-mozart-string-quartets-string-quintets-clarinet-quintet-amadeus-quartet/4022143214270
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #809 on: August 01, 2014, 05:36:15 AM »
Mark your calendars everyone, eClassical will have another christmas calendar thing this year, this time BIS with Harmonia Mundi. From Dec 1 to 24 one album from each label each day will be on sale -50%. Past two christmases there have been some really great albums there.

www.eclassical.com

thanx for the link!

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #810 on: December 17, 2014, 08:51:58 AM »
Presto Classical

Decca Sound: The Analogue Years 1969 – 1980 (32 hours 12 minutes)



MP3 (320 kbps) $25.75
CD Quality FLAC (lossless, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit) $32.25

I downloaded the FLAC version. It sounds excellent.  :)

http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Decca/4786111#download
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Re: The Classical Download Thread: Russian Website "Classical Music Online"
« Reply #811 on: April 09, 2015, 09:07:38 AM »
Thanks for the response!  I would hate to get hooked on the site, and then see it tank for lack of funds!  That is why I was wondering about donating online.

"Spectacular" is correct!  Other examples are the 3 Piano Sonatas of Protopopov, Vyshnegradsky's Transparence for Ondes Martenot and 1/4-tone pianos, Busoni's Violin Concerto, and his operas Turandot and Doctor Faust, 2 operas by Mehul, and on and on!

I just came across a performance of the incredible Protopopov Sonata #1 by a Russian pianist named Daniel Ekimovsky who seems not to have known that Afros on white guys died with Bob Ross!   0:)

Despite that: it is some performance!  The one available on YouTube has static throughout for some reason, so this is an improvement, although the quality is again not the best. 

http://classical-music-online.net/en/listen/131965
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #812 on: March 10, 2016, 04:34:31 PM »
Bach's complete works for organ can be downloaded free from a University of Michigan website:

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

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #813 on: March 15, 2016, 01:59:47 PM »
Good bit of customer service from Qobuz today - I discovered about 10 seconds of what sounds like static interference on a recently-purchased download and e-mailed them.  Reply came back within 5 minutes - Sorry, it's on the original disc, just let us know what you'd like as a replacement.  Not bad, I thought (although really good customer service would have been "Here you go, we've just re-ripped it and please find attached a copy of the offending track, minus faults".  But you can't have everything.)
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #814 on: March 16, 2016, 12:10:09 AM »
Good bit of customer service from Qobuz today - I discovered about 10 seconds of what sounds like static interference on a recently-purchased download and e-mailed them.  Reply came back within 5 minutes - Sorry, it's on the original disc, just let us know what you'd like as a replacement.  Not bad, I thought (although really good customer service would have been "Here you go, we've just re-ripped it and please find attached a copy of the offending track, minus faults".  But you can't have everything.)
I would have just assumed it was Stockhausen >:D >:D :laugh:
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #815 on: March 16, 2016, 12:47:22 AM »
I would have just assumed it was Stockhausen >:D >:D :laugh:

You're not far off, actually - German, iconoclastic - step forward, Herr Hindemith.  Incidentally, it's probably immoral of me to say this, but if Qobuz haven't rectified this fault, you can basically get the album for free - the complete viola music played by Kim Kashkashian, and the fault is at the end of Disc 1, track 3.  I'm getting http://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/lutoslawski-symphonies-concertos-etc-witold-lutoslawski/5099921531859 as a "replacement" (although I still get to keep over 2 hours of fault-free Kashkashian violistic gymnastics.)
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #816 on: March 16, 2016, 03:58:30 AM »
Good bit of customer service from Qobuz today - I discovered about 10 seconds of what sounds like static interference on a recently-purchased download and e-mailed them.  Reply came back within 5 minutes - Sorry, it's on the original disc, just let us know what you'd like as a replacement.  Not bad, I thought (although really good customer service would have been "Here you go, we've just re-ripped it and please find attached a copy of the offending track, minus faults".  But you can't have everything.)
Qobuz gets files direct from the labels, they don't actually have any CDs I'm aware of. And they're in hot water with the labels due to bankruptcy, so requests directed at labels for new files are likely to be ignored—more trouble than they're worth.

A year or two back I found an album of string quartets where all of the tracks were in fact oboe music, and bore no relation to the actual album details. I didn't buy it, just streamed it; and when I reported it to them they checked and were like "yeah, that's a label problem, we'll ask them for new files." Did a search for that album a couple of weeks ago and found that it's still an oboe album. Perhaps they would have addressed it more urgently if I'd actually paid money for it, but I doubt it.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #817 on: March 16, 2016, 12:58:10 PM »
Did a search for that album a couple of weeks ago and found that it's still an oboe album. Perhaps they would have addressed it more urgently if I'd actually paid money for it, but I doubt it.

The Hindemith likewise remains with its 15 seconds of overdubbed Stockhausen and, from what you say, seems likely to remain that way.  Well, I can only repeat my advice to anyone wanting a download for (currently) £15.59 from Qobuz, and who also would quite like the Hindemith (which is astonishingly good btw, although I'm a viola player and Hindemith-fan, so I would say that): buy that, complain about track 3, claim your free replacement...
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #818 on: June 24, 2016, 03:10:50 PM »
For those with an interest in such things, Demonoid is back.
I did my first down load via Demonoid a few years ago  >:D
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #819 on: October 27, 2016, 01:39:56 AM »
Bought these two Bernstein Mahler recordings from High Definition Tape Transfers (HDTT)


DSD128 Direct Stream Digital

https://www.highdeftapetransfers.com/products/mahler-symphony-no-7-leonard-bernstein-conducts-the-new-york-philharmonic



DXD 24bit - 352.8khz PCM Flac

https://www.highdeftapetransfers.com/products/mahler-symphony-no-8-leonard-bernstein-london-symphony-orchestra

Listening to the 8th now. I've never heard this recording before. I love Bernstein's interpretation. It sounds fabulous in audiophile sound  :)