Finally, A High-end Website for Classical Music Lovers

This isn’t your grandparents’ classical music . . . wait, it is. But, now it is accessible in a highly visually and professional format:

Online broadcasts of classical music and opera are not new. The Metropolitan Opera and websites like ClassicalTV have been podcasting productions for some time. These services have often been limited in scope, focusing on performances from a specific venue, record label, or genre.

In addition these online services are often fee-based and require viewers to be on limited schedules. (For example, wanting to see a production at the Metropolitan Opera in New York featuring José Cura, I had to stay up late in London to watch the online broadcast.) seems to correct many of these issues with a beautifully designed website. Though a subscription to its website gives users access to archives, anyone can go to the’s website and immediately view high-definition, multi-camera-shot footage of world-class performances free of charge.

Over the past three days, I have watched live performances from Music Festivals in Aix-en-Provence, France and Aspen, Colorado, in addition to two operas. (Having two computers will allow you to work on one while streaming performances on the other.)

I’m hooked.

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  1. 1/12/2009

    Its nice to hear nice classical music once in a while to unwind and to hear our souls. Its nice to know that they are podcasting it so that anyone may hear it!

    I cant’ wait to see the live performances that is free of charge. Thanks for the post! 😉

  2. 4/22/2009

    Hey, nice tips. Perhaps I’ll buy a bottle of beer to that person from that chat who told me to visit your site 🙂

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