Classical streaming is getting crowdedNews
First there was Idagio with an all-you-can-eat offer of classics around the clock.
Then there was Primpehonic, which got bought by Apple and is about to relaunch as premium classics on line.
Qobuz, Medici and Symphony are all vying for your custom.
Now along comes DG with Stage+ which offers a range of live music videos from branded artists for around $150 a year. (See a list of upcoming livestreams below.)
So where’s your vote going?
· PREMIERE: Víkingur Ólafsson performs From Afar in its entirety from Harpa (Nov 25)
· PREMIERE: New Wagner Ring cycle from Bayreuth Festival 2022: Das Rheingold (Nov 28), Die Walküre (Nov 30), Siegfried (Dec 2) and Götterdämmerung (Dec 4)
· PREMIERE: Max Richter’s Voices from the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (Dec 10)
· LIVE: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio performed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists at St Martin-in-the-Fields (Dec 13 & 15)
· PREMIERE: Christmas in Berlin with Albrecht Mayer and Hera Hyesang Park (Dec 23)
· LIVE: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Andrè Schuen, Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig (Dec 31)
· PREMIERE: Yuja Wang presents works by Kapustin, Beethoven and Ligeti at the Vienna Konzerthaus (Jan 6)
· LIVE: Mahler’s Seventh Symphony with Andris Nelsons and the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Vienna Musikverein (Jan 15)
· PREMIERE: Hélène Grimaud and baritone Konstantin Krimmel perform music by Brahms and Silvestrov at the Stienitzsee Turbine Hall (Jan 21)
· PREMIERE: Seong-Jin Cho plays works by Handel at the Siemens Villa in Berlin (Feb 3)