Tue Jan 31st, 2006 at 07:47:53 AM EST
Last year the BBC's Radio 3 made headlines when they offered up Beethoven's nine symphonies for download as MP3's. The offer was met with a tremendous response: more than a million downloads was registered during the month the experiment lasted.
Now the Danish equivalent of BBC, Danmarks Radio, has launched a similar experiment as part of the celebrations of Mozart's 250th anniversary. During the next month, nine of Mozart's 41 symphonies will be offered for download in recordings by the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra as high quality MP3 files (256 kbps). It is even possible to subscribe to the downloads as a podcast, and automatically get the symphonies as they are made available.
Currently number 41 and 39 are available, and during the next 10 days seven more will be released. They can be found at this page, and even if the text it in Danish, I think it should be fairly straight forward to find the download links. To subscribe to the podcast use the string, http://podcast.dr.dk/mozart/rssfeed/mozart.xml , in iTunes or whatever client you use for podcasts.