For some time now we have been hearing rumors and seeing hints of the arrival of Apple Music Classical. An application that, based on the Apple Music catalog, offers an experience dedicated to classical music. An experience in which metadata is curated, the context of the works is provided and care is taken to ensure that albums, playlists and other elements of musical discovery are in line with the genre.
Today, to everyone’s surprise, Apple has announced the arrival of Apple Music Classical, which is already available in the App Store and where we can reserve it. Reserve it because its official arrival will be next March 28, date on which we will find it on our iPhone or iPad if we have reserved it and from which we can get it directly in the store.
An application for all classical music lovers
The application has been around for a long time. Apple acquired the classical music streaming service Primephonic in 2021 and is now integrating it into the Apple Music subscription through this new app dedicated to this musical genre. We will be able to access more than five million classical music songs, including high-quality releases, hundreds of curated playlists and thousands of exclusive albums, as well as having features such as composer biographies and deep dives into their major works.
The application’s interface has been specially designed to interact with classical music and to make it easy to search by composer, work, conductor and catalog number, among other criteria. In addition, detailed information can be found in editorial notes and descriptions.
Apple has commissioned high-resolution digital portraits of famous composers such as Beethoven, Chopin or Bach for the app. These portraits are inspired by color palettes and artistic references of the corresponding period.
The app will be compatible with iOS devices running iOS 15.4 or later versions and an Android version is coming “soon”. Good news for classical music lovers around the world who have too often said that the catalogs of streaming services are not always well adapted, especially in terms of metadata, to the classical genre. The wait has perhaps been a little longer than we would have liked, but it will undoubtedly be amply rewarded. And yes, we will be able to enjoy it on the new yellow iPhone 14.