Mobile apps offer classical music on the go

Posted on: July 28, 2011

In Thursday’s (7/28) New York Times, Bob Tedeschi writes, “It’s been a long decade for classical music fans, with the virtual disappearance of the genre from commercial radio. But now, thanks to mobile devices, who needs radio? … And with a few good genre-specific apps and a few dollars, classical music aficionados can stay connected to their favorite composers and performances, and discover new ones they might not find elsewhere. That list includes Classical Music I: Master’s Collection Vol. 1 (on Apple, free for limited version, $5 for full version), Classical Music Radio (free on Apple, and on Android), Classical Music, Listen and Learn ($2 on Apple) and InstantEncore.com (various titles, free on Apple and Android). For more casual classical music followers, Classical Music I: Master’s Collection Vol. 1 is a good start. … More serious classical music consumers will like Classical Music Radio, which streams audio from a collection of radio stations that specialize in the genre. … If you prefer works from specific orchestras, festivals or artists, look for InstantEncore.com. The company produces mobile software for more than 120 performing arts centers like the New York Philharmonic and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and individual artists like Lera Auerbach and the baritone Thomas Hampson.” Read SymphonyNOW’s spotlight on orchestra mobile apps here.

Posted July 28, 2011