Get the app designed specifically for classical music. Available to Apple Music subscribers at no additional cost. Instantly find any recording in the world’s largest classical music catalog with search built for the genre. Enjoy the highest audio quality available (up to 24-bit/192 kHz Hi-Res Lossless) and hear classical favorites like never before in Spatial Audio—all with zero ads.
Apple Music Classical also makes it easy for beginners to get to know the classical genre thanks to hundreds of Essentials playlists, insightful composer biographies, deep-dive guides for many key works, and intuitive browsing features.
The Ultimate Classical Experience
• Get unlimited access to the world’s largest classical music catalog (over 5 million tracks) with everything from new releases to celebrated masterpieces, plus thousands of exclusive albums.
• Search by composer, work, conductor, or even catalog number, and find specific recordings instantly.
• Listen in the highest audio quality (up to 24 bit/192 kHz Hi-Res Lossless) and enjoy thousands of recordings in immersive Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos.
• Know exactly who and what you’re listening to thanks to complete, accurate metadata.
• Learn about each classical period with The Story of Classical audio guides.
• Dig deeper as you listen, with insightful album notes, descriptions of key works, and thousands of composer biographies.
• Listen using AirPlay on compatible wireless devices.
• Requires an Apple Music subscription (Individual, Student, Family, or Apple One).
• Available worldwide where Apple Music is offered, except Russia and Türkiye.
• Available features and content may vary by country and region, plan or device.
• Apple Music Classical is available for all iPhones and iPads running iOS or iPadOS 15.4 or later.
• To listen to music on Apple Music Classical, you must have an internet connection.
This update contains stability and performance enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
Just now learning the ins and outs of this app, which I’m sure will have a number of improvements down the road. But here are a couple of observations: 1.Love the dedicated focus on classical music. 2.Some of the features are nice: particularly those for beginners, such as the podcasts for the various musical periods. I also think the editor’s recommendations for particular recordings could be helpful. 3. Navigating isn’t always intuitive, and I find I go back to the general music app to play music, as it is easier to add a track, play next, etc. 4. Big wish: add the liner notes to the album that is playing. This would be particularly helpful when you want to follow the lyrics of a choral piece. Or better still, have English translations of the (often) Latin or maybe German lyrics show with the music. 5. Good start! Thank you. Adding to this review as I use more. Still like the search feature, but playing from the app is cumbersome. For example, you can’t select something and “play next” or “play last”—only add to a Playlist. And again, as a liturgical choral music enthusiast, I would love to see the liner notes or lyrics on the Latin, German, etc vocal texts. Would be a lovely addition to opera as well.
Better, hoping for more
It takes a while to understand how to drill down to specific recordings in search. For instance, after searching for a composer and tapping on the link to show all albums, there’s another search bar that isn’t revealed until you happen to drag down. Searching for “box sets” is difficult. Try searching for the Deutsche Grammophon set of all Chopin’s works. Until I put in the exact title of the set, “Chopin Complete Edition,” I was not able to find it by a combination of search and browse. IDAGIO remains true north for pinpoint extensive search capability. I had hoped Apple would incorporate Primephonic’s Maestro feature, where some recordings have pop-up notes throughout the recording that give interesting musical and historical tidbits about the work or specific passages within it. There is “Track by Track,” new to Apple, where an artist talks about each track of a release, but it’s not the same. You’d have to have seen Maestro in Primephonic to know how cool it is. Settings for the app are almost non-existent. Am I to assume the regular Apple Music app settings affect the Classical app too? How do I turn off spatial audio? How do I set to stream at hi-res over wifi but lower res over cellular? But yes, overall the app is a step in the right direction and search is improved over regular Apple Music. I hope it is only a first step and that there will continue to be improvements and new features.
Good App, Couple Concerns
This app’s interface is very pleasing. The ability to search for pieces under a composer yields more results than if I were to be looking under a general search in regular Apple Music, which I really appreciate. I like how playlists organize pieces under composer name. The music suggestions they give may be basic, but that is mostly irrelevant. This app is much better for finding classical pieces than regular Apple Music. However, that only extends to finding. When I try to listen to the music that I put in playlists, this is where I get most of my problems. Organizing and editing playlists makes the app crash. Pressing play on a piece will actually cause the app to play a completely different piece further up in the playlist. The pieces only play in the order you set them to in the playlist. There is no shuffle option. There is also no app in Apple Car Play to control the playing of music while driving. All these aspects force me to use regular Apple Music when actually listening to music. However, I would like to use this app more often. If the glitching when pressing play was fixed, and the addition of a shuffle button was added, I would be much more happy. It would also be neat if an Apple Music Classical app were added to Apple Car Play.
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