Violinist Julia Fischer's new album of Bach Concertos will be released in stores through Decca Records on January 27, but a free preview is available now on iTunes, Apple's online music store. It's the first time I can remember Apple featuring classical music as their free Discovery Download of the week!
It's only a small sample (3:27, the Allegro movement of Bach's BWV 1041 concerto), but it's free classical music; better than a poke in the eye with a sharp conducting baton, for sure.
From Apple's iTunes site: "German Julia Fischer is a violinist in her mid-20s who has won a variety of prestigious competitions... Her style is crisp, meticulous, and passionate."