Do you enjoy listening to classical music? Are you an enthusiast who has a passion for various artists, musicians and orchestras? If yes, then check out our list of the best classical music apps for the iPad. With these apps, you will learn more about your favorite classical musicians, enjoy live broadcasts, discover new classical artists and more.
The best classical music apps for iPad
29 Sep 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
This app brings the Berliner Philharmonic orchestra right into the palm of your hands as you get 24/7 access to concert archives from previous seasons. Additionally, live broadcasts of more than 40 concerts can be streamed in HD each season. Documentaries and bonus films are also included in the app. Full access is provided with the free app for 7 days. Additional IAPs are available for 7 days, 1 month, and 1 year for full access anytime, anywhere. Users can sync up the app with their calendars to mark the dates for concerts they don't want to miss.
- Live broadcasts and archives
- Over 40 concerts broadcast each season
- Documentaries and bonus films
- Add concerts to your calendar
- 7 days free with additional subscription options
Appropriate for those who don't know their ear from their nose, this app will help you understand what classical music is all about and turn you into an expert in no time. The app features an ever growing database of reviews, with one delivered to your device every weekday. The review is written by classical music experts and comes with cover art, a sound clip, and links to purchase the piece either digitally or as a CD. This is a completely free app with no hidden costs.
- Find the best recordings of classics by expert reviews
- Learn about classical music and its varieties
- Build up a CD library
- Listen to high-quality previews
- No subscription or download costs
This app was designed specifically to introduce classical music to children aged over 4 years. Perhaps it is also at the right level for many adults, as it teaches users about the greatest composers and about the various instruments in an orchestra. Words and pictures are interactive in the app, as touching any of these will prompt the text to be narrated, and music samples to be played along with animations and sound effects. From Mozart to Stravinsky, the app has got you covered. There are more than 40 pieces of music featured in high quality.
- Designed to introduce classical music
- Suitable for ages 4 and above
- Learn about the greatest composers
- Learn how different instruments sound
- Fully interactive with animated animals
This app is based around the principle of the Mozart Effect, a theory that states that listening to classical music while performing a challenging mental task increases one's IQ and sharpens concentration. This app comes with 10 free classical greatest hits that you can put on in the background while you work or study. Each of the tracks is in high quality stereo, and comes from a licensed collection of classical music. For a premium membership of $5.99, the app provides access to all the songs as well as the ability to sync up your collection with other iDevices.
- 10 classical tracks
- Helps improve sleep, studying, relaxation etc
- Based on The Mozart Effect
- Best classical hits
- Free app with in app purchases for more songs and premium features
Listen to high-quality recordings of the 9 greatest composers in the history of classical music. Complete with ten of the most beautiful symphonies ever, this app is sure to leave you feeling recharged, focused, and energized, whether you are going to bed after a difficult day or waking up to face one. The app has all the features of a music player such as background play, repeat and shuffle modes, and the ability to switch music by shaking the phone. There is also a sleep timer to help you fall asleep to this great music.
- 10 greatest symphonies
- High-quality recordings
- Background play
- Repeat and shuffle modes
- Sleep timer
Listen to the WDAV public radio's classical programming as and when it is aired on the radio. The app solves the age old problem of not knowing the track playing on the radio, as it provides track information such as the composer, artist, and title of the current track. This app has background support, a sleep timer, and an alarm clock so you can listen to it from the moment you wake up until you go to bed. It will only take up 22.7 MB of space on your iDevice.
- Access WDAV's classical programming live
- Provides track info as it's playing
- Social media integration
- Sleep timer and Alarm clock feature
- Free and lightweight app
This app contains the most famous Chinese Classic Music. Songs are categorized into Top 10 categories such as Top 10 Zither Music, Top 10 Pipa Music, and so on. This will help you familiarize yourself with this particular canon. This is a free app and all the music will be downloaded onto your iPad, so it will take up 659 MB of space, but the good news is that all the beautiful, elaborate and intricate tracks will be available at your fingertips anytime you want.
- Contains the most famous Chinese Classical Music
- Dozens of tracks in high quality
- Categorized into Top 10 categories
- Tracks available offline
- Free app
This app boasts over 150 classical masterpieces with high-quality audio that will total more than 12 hours of listening to the most amazing compositions history has to offer. It has multitasking and background support along with the ability to listen to any of the tracks whether or not you have an internet connection. Users can play tracks in random or continuous mode. There is also multi-lingual support with over 10 languages offered.
- Over 150 classical masterpieces in high quality
- Over 12 hours of listening
- Multitasking and background support
- Offline access to tracks
- Support for over 10 languages
This free app brings to your fingertips the Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA) radio. The coolest feature of the app is its ability to let users rewind, fast forward, and pause recordings. Even live streams can be paused and returned to later on in case you get a call or urgent text. Switch streams with a single click and listen to the stream no matter where you are traveling. This app has background support so you can go about your tasks on your iPad while it calms your nerves and relaxes you through your activity.
- Pause, rewind, and fast forward recordings
- Pause live streams and return to them later
- Switch streams with a single click
- Program schedules
- Background support
This app comes packed with not only some of the most beautiful classics, but also some songs you would have never heard before, so that you can explore the beautiful world of classical music from the comfort of your own home, or office, or daily commute! Compositions from 14 of the most influential and well known classical composers are included in the app. You will also find their biographies along with photos and videos of performances from various artists.
- Extensive collection of classics
- 14 of the most influential classical composers
- Simple and intuitive interface
- Biographies of classical artist
- Photos and videos of performances