Great Apps to Discover and Learn More about Classical Music

Classical music is proving to withstand the tests of time, so you might be wondering how an app can help get you more in touch with this rich, inspiring art form. Sure, you may already consider yourself a classical music buff, but there’s always more you can learn about how orchestras work, or how certain classical works are constructed. Or perhaps you enjoy classical music and want to immerse yourself into the genre some more, but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you have kids, and you want to introduce them to classical music in a fun way.

I looked at a number of apps—and some books—that can help you with any of those scenarios. Whether you’re a novice to the genre, or a seasoned musician, you’ll find something that will help you discover and learn more about great music.

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2 thoughts on “Great Apps to Discover and Learn More about Classical Music

  1. Thank you for the article. There are many resources out there for classical music buffs interested in learning about specific works and composers. One of the best, in my opinion, is the Chicago Symphony’s “Beyond the Score” series.
    Not being able to read music soon becomes a considerable handicap, however. I treasure my Taruskin (thank you for the recommendation) but I cannot follow a substantial part of the argument. The same seems to apply to Swafford’s recent Beethoven bio. I wish there was an app that could “read” sheet music, even if only approximately.

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