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Gramophone: Classical Music Comes of Age
It’s taken time, but classical music is finally coming of age on the world-wide-web – thanks largely to a growing band of music-streaming websites.

These so-called ‘webcasters’ offer classical music lovers the opportunity to view real performances (live or recorded) over the internet.

The free site with the most experience of webcasting, high-quality audio streaming and generating a new brand of artistic communities is Global Music Network – www.gmn.com. Brainchild of Hong Kong Philharmonic conductor David Atherton, GMN guides users to eight genre-specific channels, one of which is classical music. The site is about to restructure itself as a portal, where sub-sites – entitled classicalplus.com, operaplus.com, and so on – will offer free, exclusive webcasts (streamed in RealPlayer, Windows Media, or Quicktime) for a limited period.

Editorial columns and brief programme notes pepper the site, as do ample opportunities to buy GMN-branded recordings. But the most attention-grabbing feature is GMN’s ‘family of artists’ – including Valery Gergiev, Lynn Harrell and Sir Thomas Allen – whom you are invited to meet in exclusive performances and video interviews.

GMN’s audio quality is as high-fidelity as it gets. Try sampling, for instance, Gergiev’s Shostakovich Fourth with the Kirov Orchestra or Harrell’s Elgar Concerto with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Adam Baer




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