Hat tip to Nico Muhly of all people for this one. The other day he tweeted:
As a huge fan of the Osmo Vänskä cycle of Sibelius symphonies with the Lahti Symphony recorded in 1996-97, I checked the link. “Like free,” turns out to be $9.99, but I see Muhly’s point. Less than 10 bucks for the best Sibelius cycle since Sir Colin Davis’ mid-1970s standard-bearer with the Boston Symphony Orchestra is a very small price to pay. Plus, you get all the important (Karelia, Lemminkäinen, Finlandia, En Saga) incidental music and tone poems as well as the not-so-important ones. (The Tempest, Overture in E major, Snöfrid, etc.) All of that for less than $10, you might say it’s, like, free.