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RE: Aren't downloads usually available even by the 'track'?

Dear Ivan,

In this case, yes; you can download the entire set, download one symphony, or download one track. The only caveat is that it appears that in order to download the liner note booklet .pdf, you have to buy "an album," and whether that means one symphony or the whole set, is not clear.

But if one wanted to get one's pinky toe wet on one's favorite movement, that is a valid option.

The case where I can imagine that you must buy an entire classical album download is when the work performed is not in the public domain and therefore the label has to get a download license from the music's publisher. Such licenses are as far as I know almost always for the entire work, e.g., Shostakovich's 10th symphony--and indeed, the DG BSO Nelsons download of that is available from HDTracks only as a complete album (with the filler work of a hair-raising Passacaglia from "Lady MacBeth of the Mtsensk District").

Thanks to all, btw who visited my blog and who listened to the sound samples. IMHO the BSO went through many years of not realizing its potential, but--now that Ferrari is running on all cylinders!

(Exp: At the press availability where I met Nelsons, he commented that even though he did not drive, conducting the BSO made him feel like he'd been given the keys to a Ferrari.)



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