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Free Mozart podcasts

Record companies may have scared off the BBC from doing more classical downloads following their Beethoven symphonies last year, but the idea seems to have taken hold in Scandinavia where both Swedish and Danish state radio services are offering free Mozart downloads to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth.
Swedish Radio is offering a series of historical recordings via a podcast link – first up is a 1943 recording of Don Juan. Meanwhile Danish Radio is offering a series of nine symphonies recorded by the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Symphony No. 41, Jupiter, is available now, and there’s an XML podcast link on the download page for that too.
Thanks to James for the Swedish link, and thanks to An Overgrown Path for the Danish link (a site, who’s author doesn’t believe in giving away free classical music).