Free, Gratis And For Nothing

If you sign up for the various Naxos newsletters you get a lot of free downloads including whole albums. It’s a good way to come across music you wouldn’t otherwise hear. E.g. I picked up on Gerald Finzi from one. This month C17th Germany Xmas music (link deleted as no longer valid).

Their podcast can be interesting as well. This example is about an album by Johan Smith who to me sounds like a guitarist rather than a musician who happens to play the guitar (my complaint about the state of the instrument in all genres).


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