LSO IS THE FIRST UK ORCHESTRA TAKING PART IN CLASSICAL LIVE, THE FIRST AND ONLY INITIATIVE OFFERING CURRENT RECORDINGS EXCLUSIVELY ON GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC
The London Symphony Orchestra is taking part in a new partnership to launch the inaugural phase of Classical Live, the first and only initiative offering up-to-date recordings on Google Play Music. Through the global reach of Google Play Music, Classical Live aims to broaden the audience for classical recordings by expanding the base of fans who will discover these new recordings through both digital downloads and streaming subscription in all 58 countries where the service is available, at play.google.com.
LSO Live presents Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 4, released exclusively on Classical Live, as well as Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 5, and the overtures Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and Ruy Blas, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra said:
'Since it began, our record label, LSO Live, has sought to bring the experience of the LSO in performance to a much wider audience and Classical Live, with the potentially huge reach of Google Play, is an ideal partner. The first releases in the partnership are of Mendelssohn with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the concerts from which these recordings came were completely electric, full of musical energy and drive. We look forward to bringing more of the magic of the LSO live in concert to a wider audience through Classical Live and Google Play.'
You can find more information about classical live at http://21cmediagroup.com/2015/06/15/classical-live-launches-on-google-play-music/