Jessica Duchen's Classical Music & Ballet Blog. Novelist/journalist JD writes for The Independent, London
Yes, absolutely. I'm still buying CD's. I'm a classical music lover, and the fidelity of the various download formats does not compare with a CD or SACD.In addition, the documentation is important. Musical notes can add a vast dimension to the listening experience, and downloads are generally sadly bereft of such important extras.Also, the selection to be found in most download emporiums is rather deficient.All of which adds up to a continued association with silver discs. (Not to mention vinyl and even shellac records, all of which I collect.)
I still buy CD's of all genres. But it has always been important for me to buy classical CD's as opposed to downloading or burning the music. When it comes to classical, I want the best quality available! I prefer original recordings on SA CD and sometimes DVD audio. If I can't have that I'll just take a plain old CD.
I agree with these remarks, although my ears aren't good enough to tell the difference between high quality download and what' on disk. In fact, I do like being able to select pieces for download as I create my own compilations, which I burn to CD for use in my home and car audio systems.A little off topic, but web related:My biggest complaint is people searching for and downloading music for free. Artists and producers need to get paid!
Nah, I have succumbed to the quick and easy downloading. I miss the CDs though. There is a difference in quality, but I can tolerate it.
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