And in today's Guardian coverage of the BBC's one day Ring marathon there is this ominous little sentence: 'CD label Warner is working with Radio 3 to provide free downloads of Ring excerpts.' I guess one way for the BBC to avoid rubbing the record companies up the wrong way with free MP3 downloads is to cut them in on the deal. The article also confirms my assumption that this latest musical gem in the BBC's crown is a fifteen year old commercial recording recently reissued at mid-price on CD.
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