Have a Concert in your Home
It's like the real thing
There is a healthy back-catalogue of recorded concerts and events, many of which are now being made available online, often for free for limited periods.
One such option is 50 classic festival concerts from the Montreux Jazz Festival, all available free to stream for 30 days. To learn more about this service, go here: https://www.montreuxjazzfestival.com/en/50-concerts-to-stream/
Arguably one of the best orchestras in the world, The Berliner Philharmonic lets you join them for their weekly concert in your home through its digital concert hall - with access to its hundreds of concerts and movies about classical artists connected with the orchestra. To learn more about this service, go here: https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concerts
The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam offers its past concerts here: https://www.concertgebouworkest.nl/en/video-overview
Into Opera? The Metropolitan Opera New York brings their concerts to you here: https://www.metopera.org/season/on-demand/
the Opera Philadelphia is streaming an Audio-On-Demand premier of ‘Breaking The Waves’ (composed by Missy Mazzoli with a libretto by Royve Vavrek) on SoundCloud here: https://www.operaphila.org/whats-on/on-stage-2016-2017/breaking-the-waves/audio-stream/.
Moving across to YouTube, The Royal Opera House is streaming recorded weekly ballets or operas. For more details, go here: https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalOperaHouse
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Founded in 2007, but only released in Canada in May 2023. Qobuz has grown its catalogue to more than 100 million titles many of them in HiRes formats (24-bit/up to 192kHz). Qobuz also offers exclusive editorial content written by a team of experts. You can find album reviews, panoramas, liner notes, interviews, biographies and testing grounds, and close to half a million articles. As part of its Canadian rollout, Qobuz will now be hosting the 4000 playlists curated by QUB Musique to showcase creators from Québec
Spotify, available in both free and premium versions, remains a top-class streaming music service thanks to its deep library, collaborative playlists, early album access, and podcasts.
High resolution streaming option (Tidal Premium) $19.99 per month. You get non-compressed 1411Kbps FLAC audio (Tidal HiFi)—a much higher fidelity than your standard MP3 or audio stream
Roon not the easiest music service to explain. The fact that Roon Labs has its own musician database website that lets you see what the band members of your favourite band is, and what other music they have performed in, is a testament to that.
The shortest way to describe Roon is that it's a multi-device, multi-room music software platform. Any of the following can join in a listening session;
- Cambridge Audio
- JBL Synthesis
Roon manages your music library, cleans up your files and directs the flow of music to your Roon-compatible hi-fi devices. I can be different brands, and there are many Roon Devices now available.
Roon's goals are also supreme usability and super high-quality sound. The interface was designed to be richer than anything else out there – it had a facelift earlier this year to be even more so – and it claims "bit-perfect playback of lossy and lossless file formats, including high-resolution audio content (PCM and DSD)".
A SiriusXM Internet Radio subscription lets you stream satellite radio channels to your PC, tablet, smartphone, and internet radio devices, as well as in-car gear.
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