. Interchanging Idioms: Gramophone Lauds medici.tv for "Treasures Aplenty," and Mobile App Is Named One of Top Five Classical Apps by WQXR

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gramophone Lauds medici.tv for "Treasures Aplenty," and Mobile App Is Named One of Top Five Classical Apps by WQXR

The freshly redesigned, ever-deepening medici.tv has reaped acclaim as one of the web's leading classical music experiences. In Gramophone’s June issue, editor-in-chief James Jolly details the medici.tv experience at length, marveling over the "treasures aplenty" on the site. The medici.tv app for iPads, iPhones and other digital devices – available for free at the Apple app store – was just named one of the top five apps for classical music by WQXR, the classical music station of New York City. WQXR points out that the medici.tv app "has classical music videos – lots of them. The library of 600 performances allows you to peek inside great European concert halls. Not all the videos are available on the free app, but you can access several hundred recent concerts, including the Louvre’s chamber music series featuring the Pacifica and Takács string quartets."

Among this month's live offerings on medici.tv is star violinist Janine Jansen and pianist Itamar Golan performing sonatas by Debussy and Ravel, plus Schubert's "Grand Duo" and an early Messiaen gem, his Theme and Variations. The Jansen recital will be filmed at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, and debuts live via medici.tv on May 12. Another must-see concert features violinist Renaud Capuçon performing with the Orchestre National de Lyon and conductor Jun Märkl in an all-French program on May 26.

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