“A seismic shift in the world of classical music.” – Toronto Star on medici.tv
The go-to site for experiencing world-class classical performances on the Web – medici.tv – will be offering all music lovers in the U.S. an unlimited free day of viewing on December 26 of the myriad programs in the site's pay-per-view library. Much of the live programming on medici.tv is available free throughout the year, but on the day after Christmas, the pay-for-view archival programs will be free, too – as a gift to the site's fans and new friends. What's available on medici.tv now includes more opera than ever before – including acclaimed productions from the UK and Paris with such top stars as Jonas Kaufmann, Natalie Dessay, and Gerald Finley. There are also live Webcasts of top-tier orchestral concerts, vocal performances, and chamber recitals, along with vintage documentaries and music films – including the much-lauded Christopher Nupen catalog. For the holiday season, medici.tv is also offering subscription gift cards; for three months (at $39), six months ($69), or 12 months ($119). The cards will be available for online purchase at medici.tv, to be mailed directly as gifts.
Two live Webcasts just announced for this month present Russian classics and the French Baroque. On December 15 at 2 pm EST, France's Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse makes its debut on medici.tv, with Music Director Tugan Sokhiev. The nascent, rising star conductor will lead the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, as well as Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death with the great Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina (in her first collaboration with the Toulouse orchestra). Rounding out the program is Brahms's Symphony No. 1. On December 16 at 2 p.m. EST, Paul Agnew will lead Les Arts Florissants in Monteverdi's Madrigals, Book II as part of this peerless Baroque ensemble's complete Monteverdi madrigal series.