Every Beethoven Symphony to download…

06/06/2005

In a move that genuinely astonishes and stuns me with it’s awesomeness, my department at the BBC has just started a week in which every note of Beethoven’s ouevre will be broadcast on the radio. And as if that wasn’t enough of a shock to the system, over this coming week you can download in unencrypted MP3 form each of Beethoven’s nine symphonies to keep forever. Each symphony is performed by the BBC Philharmonic and prefaced with some introductory comments and contextualising information, and you can get the first and third symphony right now. Stunning. Delightful.