Playing By Ear: The Naked Violin

Tasmin Little is making her new album, The Naked Violin, available for free on her Web site. [Source: NPR]Indy rock bands were the first to experiment with free downloads as a marketing strategy. Now a classical virtuoso is giving it a try. According to NPR, “Britain’s top concert violinist released her latest album, The Naked Violin, free on the Internet in an effort to draw more people to classical music, she says. Tasmin Little will begin a national concert tour later this year — and the venues will be factories, airports and shopping malls. It’s all part of her effort to try to get Bach and Mozart out of the cultural ghetto.” The album can be downloaded as a 35-minute EP with music only or an hour-long LP with her commentaries added.

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