Saturday, June 04, 2005

Van Cliburn Competition is Blogged/Webcast

One of the premier classical piano competitions takes place once every four years in Ft. Worth, Texas -- the Van Cliburn Competition. This year, they have incorporated two technologies so that the rest of us can participate.
  • Live webcasting. Each performance of the two-week competition has been webcast live.
  • Almost-live blogging. The Van Cliburn blog isn't published in real-time (no clicking keys during the performances). However, within a day at the most, you can read, from knowledgeable sources, how each performer played and how the audience reacted.
Almost 10,000 people have registered to watch the webcasts; more than 16,000 read the blog. The competition ends tomorrow -- Sunday. [from CNET]

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