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May 8, 2008 7:21 AM   Subscribe

Medici.tv is an online "television" dedicated to performing arts and music documentaries. Its current catalogue includes many classical concerts, documentaries by Johan van der Keuken and on the Kinshasa musical underground (previously), portraits (lots of Glenn Gould, Shostakovich by Sokurov, Maya Plisetskaya...), and plenty more. Launched April 30th, it's streaming its full contents in lovely quality for free until May 15th.

Geek tip: check Safari's "Activity" window....
posted by progosk (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ah! I see under your Kinshasa musical underground link that they'll be airing Jupiter's Dance three times in May. That's great! I'm really wanting to see that! Thanks, progosk.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:25 AM on May 8, 2008


flapjax: unless you're sold on satellite viewing, medici.tv has it playing now...
posted by progosk at 7:39 AM on May 8, 2008


oops: now.
posted by progosk at 7:47 AM on May 8, 2008


Lovely stuff, but I'm having trouble with the video quality, too jerky. However, that Maya Plisetskaya link above alone makes this a fabulous post.
posted by JanetLand at 7:53 AM on May 8, 2008


> Geek tip: check Safari's "Activity" window....

Considering it's an all-singing, all-dancing website, the list of connections is reasonably small. What should I be looking for?
posted by ardgedee at 9:08 AM on May 8, 2008


the direct link to the media file that you can then copy and paste into the "Download" window...
posted by progosk at 9:10 AM on May 8, 2008


Dammit. I was hoping this was an online reality show about 15th century Florence.
posted by nasreddin at 1:13 PM on May 8, 2008


I had to load the swf directly to bypass the silly "upgrade your flash" message.

http://www.medici.tv/medici.swf
posted by kamelhoecker at 1:29 PM on May 8, 2008


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