Streaming services offer access to staggering amount of classical music, but finding what you want, and listening to it in the way you want, can be incredibly frustrating. The concepts of multiple movements in a piece, multiple artists (soloist, ensemble, conductor), and even naming conventions don't always translate well in the streaming world. I've even found frustration just trying to figure out what movement is currently playing, when the movement is listed as a roman numeral at the end of a super-long title that is too long to scroll to the end.
So classical music fans might be interested in an announcement made today by Apple: they are coming out with Apple Music Classical, a brand-new standalone app designed specifically for classical music.
Here is a link to the app, which launch later this month and be available to Apple Music subscribers as part of their existing subscription at no additional cost.
And here are some of the features that Apple says that its Apple Music Classical app will include:
Will it solve all our problems? Will it refrain from shuffling a multi-movement symphony? Will it make it easier and more fun to listen to classical music and help us convert our muggle friends into classical music lovers? (and will it include the Suzuki books?) Time will tell!
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