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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #580 on: May 08, 2009, 05:52:01 AM »
Read today in the Wall Street Journal about a new classical download site:

New Ways to Buy Bach Online

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Classical Archives, a new digital store focused exclusively on classical music, is Mr. Schwob's answer to mass-market digital retailers with "a complete lack of understanding of how classical music should be offered," down to the way they often categorize recordings. "It's basically a lack of respect when you say Bach is an 'artist,' not a composer," Mr. Schwob says.

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Mr. Schwob, a businessman who is largely unknown in the insular world of orchestras and operas, has put some $4 million of his own money into the launch of Classical Archives, which is a new version of a site Mr. Schwob founded 15 years ago. His site's selling points: an emphasis on high-quality audio and a browsing system designed by musicologists (including an architect of one of the Web's most popular music services, Pandora) to satisfy aficionados and novices alike.


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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #581 on: May 08, 2009, 07:47:55 AM »
From the same page (sideboard on the left):

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Online Overtures
ArkivMusic

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Top digital seller: Karol Szymanowski's Symphonies No. 1 & 4, conducted by Antoni Wit and performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring pianist Jan Krzysztof Broja.

 :o Who would have guessed?! :o

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #582 on: May 08, 2009, 07:59:09 AM »
I'm very much looking forward to the day ArkivMusic offers FLAC. mp3 won't do, sorry.
We audiophiles don't really like music, but we sure love the sound it makes

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« Reply #583 on: May 08, 2009, 10:14:08 AM »
Read today in the Wall Street Journal about a new classical download site:

New Ways to Buy Bach Online

I got excited about this ... then realised 'highest quality' meant 320kbps MP3. Call me jaded, but Classics Online are already rolling out FLAC, and Passionato have had this format for a while.

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #584 on: May 08, 2009, 01:31:12 PM »
I got excited about this ... then realised 'highest quality' meant 320kbps MP3. Call me jaded, but Classics Online are already rolling out FLAC, and Passionato have had this format for a while.

FK

Why did you have to mention Classics on line and Passionato, I am just addicted to FLAC but only have 5GB on my BB, more expense coming up :'(
how on earth am I to justify more GB to my Wife ???
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #585 on: May 08, 2009, 01:59:43 PM »
BB, Andante? ???

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« Reply #586 on: May 08, 2009, 02:00:58 PM »
BB, Andante? ???

FK

BlackBerry probably.

Kuhlau

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #587 on: May 08, 2009, 02:05:14 PM »
BlackBerry's have in excess of 5GB of memory? :o

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #588 on: May 08, 2009, 02:44:27 PM »
BB= Broad Band  ::) I am on a 5GB (max) pricing plan we pay NZ$10/GB next permanent plan is 10GB so a lot more $$$ and it is just about the slowest in the whole Cosmos
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #589 on: May 08, 2009, 02:54:41 PM »
That's 5GB per day, week or month, Andante?

I have the slowest (would that be the narrowest?) broadband in the whole cosmos. Internet radio at 160kbps just doesn't work.
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« Reply #590 on: May 08, 2009, 03:13:49 PM »
It's per month, I run Internet Radio OK, on separate wireless system, but for certain FLAC d/l it takes a while, only been able to have BB for about 18mths still a lot better than dial up,  Have just tested speed, best yet up=130kb/s    down=1400kb/s  what is yours?
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #591 on: May 10, 2009, 04:25:14 AM »
Have just tested speed, best yet up=130kb/s    down=1400kb/s  what is yours?

Your signature implies that you know it already.  ;D

Actually I'm not especially fast:

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #592 on: May 10, 2009, 06:05:00 AM »
A good moment I suppose, and (edit) a not so good one:



Latency is crap and crap.
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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #593 on: May 10, 2009, 06:14:37 AM »
Mine:


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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #594 on: May 10, 2009, 09:17:50 AM »
How rubbish is this ...



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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #595 on: May 10, 2009, 09:26:33 AM »
How rubbish is this ...



FK

Time to move to NYC!  $:)

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #596 on: May 10, 2009, 09:28:36 AM »
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Dear Hans Rott
In the 1980s there was a creative punk group called "Big Audio Dynamite".  I have decided to apply the term to you, my man.  And I still haven't properly finished your Screenplay yet.  Too bad.  Take care anyway old chum, I'm off to listen to Brahms!
Kind regards, John

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #597 on: May 10, 2009, 09:45:09 AM »
Time to move to NYC!  $:)

Or just to gates of his closest neighbour with super-fast wireless. >:D
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Navneeth

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #598 on: May 10, 2009, 09:56:49 AM »
Or just to gates of his closest neighbour with super-fast wireless. >:D

No, NYC.   $:)

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Re: The Classical Download Thread
« Reply #599 on: May 10, 2009, 10:01:31 AM »
You should all move to Athens. We may be ancient, but our internet is fast. Cool columns atop that hill downtown, too.  8)