Composer of the Day 4+

Half Note Labs

Designed for iPhone

    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings
    • Free

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WQXR's Top Five Classical Music Apps!

* A Top Five Classical Music iPhone App! *
WQXR, the most listened-to classical music station in the U.S., named Composer of the Day one of the Top Five Classical Music iPhone Apps!

Read concise, one-sentence biographies of classical composers, one per day, on the composer’s birthday. Learn why Igor Stravinsky was important, what inspired Robert Schumann, what major works Aaron Copland composed, and much more.

What does the composer of the day’s music sound like? Simply click on a link to iTunes to find out.

These composer biographies were created by Prof. Daniel Kazez, with the assistance of music majors and alums at Wittenberg University, a small liberal arts college in Springfield, Ohio. Learn more about Wittenberg: Send your comments regarding Composer of the Day to

“Ultimate Guide to Composer Study…love this!” — Homegrown Learners
“Wish List of iPhone Apps That I’d Like For Droid” — The Piano Studio
Recommended app. — Technology in Music Education
Of four recommended classical music apps — “my fav of the 4” — Sonic Gypsy

What’s New

Version 1.6.4

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Many new composers, some newly edited bios, and new links to iTunes recordings.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

TheSensibleHuman ,

Just what I was looking for!

Being a piano teacher, I’m always looking for more resources and things I can implement into my teaching. I feel this app will not only broaden my composer knowledge, but my students knowledge as well. Plus, it’s cool knowing what composer was born today, and be able to read a little snippet about them. I love how each composer has an iTunes link so I can familiarize myself with their music and style, and also play a few pieces these composers are well known for to my students. I also wanted to add, I contacted Daniel with a suggestion I had, and he replied within a few hours. Great app and customer service!

Montréal Martin ,

Wonderful for Discovering Classical Music

I love the brief summary about the classical composer born on each day and the link to ITunes to sample the music. This app makes it easy for me to hear new composers and be exposed to new classical music everyday. Highly recommend this app for a fun and easy way to access the finest music!

A. Vo ,

Valuable info and great service!

I've always wanted a way to gain knowledge about composers across the world without having to take a college course. This app provides just that in a nice interface. Also, when I asked for a possible feature implementation, the creator of the app quickly replied with a thoughtful response. I'm very pleased.

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