Some gorgeous, classical violin music is included in the zip file found at the Beats Play Free link below, thanks to Portuguese violinist Emanuel Salvador and his collaborators…
Emanuel Salvador – Violin Music (Download Page)
Music critic and author Norman Lebrecht interviewed Tori Amos about her new classical musical, The Light Princess. Even more interesting, his website features a Tori Amos playlist which matches up songs from her Night of the Hunters album with the original classical works by Chopin and other composers from which she sampled from. You can download the interview and stream the playlist at the links below…
Tori Amos Interview (download page)
Tori Amos Classical Playlist (streaming audio page)
Valentina Lisitsa will return to perform with the WV Symphony in January. If her 2010 WVSO guest appearance was any indication, it should be a great concert. In the meantime, you can download and listen to an interview with Valentina by celebrated music critic and author Norman Lebrecht at the following link:
Valentina Lisitsa Interview (download page)
Performance Today is offering free downloads from their Young Artists in Residence series. A gorgeous piece from Saint-Saëns, The Swan, can be found here (mp3 download page). The Meditation by Massenet is featured on this page and here you’ll find a Polonaise by Chopin. Other works can be discovered by clicking links in the sidebar.
My favorite Prokofiev work is his Symphony-Concerto, op. 125. It’s good walking music! You can download if for free this week only thanks to Alexander Press.
Sergey Prokofiev – Symphony-Concerto, op. 125 (mp3 download page)
If you get here after that time has elapsed, I recommend tracks 84-86 in this collection.