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Free Mozart and Beethoven for your iPod

Posted at 12:08 PM on January 4, 2007 by Jon Gordon

Open Culture, a terrific blog, lets you know how to fill up your MP3 player with great classical music

Courtesy of Deutsche Welle, the German international broadcasting service, you can fill your iPod at no cost with some exceptional classical music. We'd particularly encourage you to focus on two podcasts. First, Beethovenfest (iTunes Feed Web Site), which lets users download "Beethoven's most famous symphonies performed by excellent young orchestras." Next, Classical Masterpieces (iTunes Feed Web Site), which gives you free access to symphonies by Mozart, Strauss, Schumann, Brahms, and Bruckner, each presented by conductor Kent Nagano and the internationally known DSO Berlin.

I recommend making Open Culture a regular stop in your trips through the blogosphere. Here's what it's about:

About Open Culture

The Mission:

* To explore the best of contemporary intellectual life.
* To connect users with free, high-quality online media -- podcasts, videos, online courses, etc. -- that makes learning dynamic, convenient and fun.
* To keep users apprised of new cultural developments and resources worth their limited time.


Dan Colman, the editor, is the Associate Dean of Stanford's Continuing Studies Program. Before that, he served as the Managing Director of AllLearn, an e-learning consortium owned by Stanford, Oxford and Yale, and as the Director of Business Development and Editorial Manager at He received his PhD and MA from Stanford, and his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The common thread running through his career is his strong interest in bringing relevant, perspective-changing information to large audiences, often with the help of the internet.