YouTube on classical music

This morning as I got ready for work, I listened to a NPR podcast about the YouTube as a treasure trove of classical music. Commentator Miles Hoffman discussed YouTube as a valuable asset to music students as it easily allows them to juxtapose and evaluate the same piece as performed by different artists or to learn technique by watching great artists who have passed. I had never thought of YouTube in this capacity, but I agree with his assessment, as well as his interest in the comments. Apparently, comments on classical music stick to describing the beauty, while comments on soprano singers tend to passionately argue for who was/is the ‘best’ singer.

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