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Classical Notes: January 7, 2007 Archive

Free Mozart!

Posted at 5:58 PM on January 7, 2007 by John Birge (130 Comments)
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U.S. CD sales fell in 2006, but downloads were way up. No surprise there, but did you know that classical music was the fastest growing genre among all music sales? Some ideas why

Deutsche Welle, the German international broadcasting service, is offering free downloads of by Mozart, Strauss, Schumann, Brahms, and Bruckner, with Kent Nagano conducting the German Symphony Orchestra.

Subscribers at eMusic made the MN Orch's recent Beethoven Nine recording the number one download of all genres of music last week. It’s still the #2 classical download

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