I am now completing the editing for the OnClassical demo: a CD printed in 1,000 copies that will be distributed at the next Festival della Creatività. I have been invited - as founder of OnClassical - to participate as a speaker at the festival, with the QuiFree association (which shares knowledge). OnClassical is actually a partner of QuiFree and these CDs will be given as gadgets.
Following is the list of pieces the CD will contain:
1 - F.F. Chopin: Scherzo no. 2 in b flat minor, op. 31
Gianluca Luisi, piano
Recorded at Auditorium Agnelli del Politecnico (Turin, 2005)
2 - G. Verdi: Quartet from Rigoletto
Luca Fanfoni, violin
Teatro Comunale of Casalmaggiore (2005)
3 - J.J. Froberger: Tombeau de M. Blancheroche
Pablo Lentini Riva, guitar
4 - F. Geminiani: Allegro (transcription by Th. Billington)
Stefano Demicheli, harpsichord
Villa dei Laghi in La Mandria, Venarìa Reale (2005)
5 - Anonymous Mediaeval Tune: The False Young Man
Elysium, female vocal ensemble
Church of Christ the King, Frankfurt (2001)
6 - L. Thuille: Piano Sextet in B flat major, op. 6
Fiati di Parma, wind ensemble
Auditorium Costa, Sezze, Latina (2006)
7 - D. Roccato: Riflessi (2004)
Daniele Roccato, doublebass
Marco Tezza's house, Vicenza (2004)
8 - J.S.Bach: Partita in c minor, BWV 826 - Sinfonia
Gianluca Luisi, piano
Auditorium Agnelli del Politecnico (Turin, 2007)
9 - Popular folk song: Schneegestöber
Don Kosaken Chor, male folk choir (I. Borko solo)
München in 2007
I have chosen pieces that are most representative of and the best recording for each instrument. Therefore, this CD will contain pieces that are currently included in recordings found at onclassical.com, and other pieces which I have recorded for other (traditional) record houses.
The choice of the egg as the main image on the cover is somewhat emblematic and enigmatic at the same time: first of all its colours are those of onclassical.com, and besides this, I simply find it humourous; and this might be a good way - and maybe a little provocative - to represent my idea of the site and its recordings.
I am thinking of a way to make the audio material free to all (maybe via the Internet Archive). By the way: you will be happy to know that many titles of our catalogue are already present on the Internet Archive (this URL: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=onclassical and that you may now download part of it in OGG vorbis files. Of course all of you may upload a webpage including our free previews (MP3 files)!