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Bart Meijer

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra celebrates 120th anniversary

October 19, 2008 at 6:09 PM

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra celebrates its 120th anniversary by putting ten recorded symphonies on the internet for free downloading, here.
From Michael Makhal
Posted on October 19, 2008 at 6:27 PM
I would love to download the performances, but those are too difficult to download for free. We cant pay for anything but can publish the shows in free, that's what v.com is. We are the music lovers and will try our level best to promote this concerts, but can't pay for it. unfortunately, its the truth. lets do our best and lets push the World to support us, but you will not get anyone who will pay for celebrating this concerts, its done sir. Good Luck Sir, God Bless Us.
From Bart Meijer
Posted on October 19, 2008 at 6:40 PM
They are free to download for everyone. I neglected to mention that! They only want your email address in return, and I'm sure they will make proper use of it.
From Joe Fischer
Posted on October 19, 2008 at 9:41 PM
I could only get the 1st movement of the Beethoven 2nd Symphony.
From Joe Fischer
Posted on October 19, 2008 at 9:52 PM
6:11 minutes of first movement...
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on October 19, 2008 at 9:54 PM
Thanks so much for your post. The performances are beautiful. I'd love to download them , but I can't. When I click on the download button, I get to a screen where the music is played on Quicktime. The instructions given on the web are to right click and click _Save as_. I don't see such an option. I see _send link_ and other options for _link_. Can you help me with this problem?
From E. Smith
Posted on October 19, 2008 at 10:38 PM
Okay, it worked for me, but I'm on a Mac and it's probably slightly different for a Windows machine:

1) you have to wait for the entire piece to load in your browser window. Then right-click or control quick to save as a QT movie.

2) Drag the QT movie to your iTunes.

3) Go to the advanced tab and convert the selection to Mp3 or AIFF depending on your future use (iPod or CD).

From Jim Tsai
Posted on October 20, 2008 at 4:35 AM
there is an exerpt to a symphony that's played at the beginning of each weekly radio broadcasts of Live at the Concertgebauw..

the martial (march-like) tune in violins consists of descending notes on a minor triad:

G-D-Bflat D-Bfat-G
16-16-8th 16-16-8th

what symphony is that (if it's a symphony)? shostakovich?

From Bart Meijer
Posted on October 20, 2008 at 8:30 AM
Pauline, I am afraid I cannot help you, for I'm unable to reproduce the problem. On my Linux machine, right-clicking on the link (in the screen that automatically starts your player) and selecting "Save target as.." works. The player begins just the same after a few seconds.
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on October 20, 2008 at 8:08 PM
Thanks, Bart. I'm still trying.

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