Classical music apps are changing the lives of students, teachers, composers, and performers alike. For the people for whom music is just listened to for sheer enjoyment’s sake, there are classical music apps that offer access to reviews, articles, and filmed performances. Basically, there’s something for everyone here. Check out our list of the best classical music apps for iPhone.
The best classical music apps for iPhone
4 Feb 2020, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Built by a team of classical music lovers, the Primephonic app has fast grown in popularity for its innovative and dedicated features, earning a very strong 4.8-star rating from 180,000 users. Blocking out the noise of pop music, this classical music app offers a search feature designed purely for classical music. With the largest classical music catalogue available and offering Hi-Res audio quality, this app tops the charts. The app is frequently updated which we love to see.
- Special classical-music only search function
- Fair pay-out model
- Recommendations from experts
- 14 day free trial
- Available in mp3 and Hi-Res (up to 24 bit)
Sonata is an app that is designed to help you study better. If you need help focusing, this is the app to use. It uses the Mozart Effect to increase both your concentration and IQ. You will get 10 free classical greatest hits, high-quality soundtracks, crowdsourced effects of each classical hit, and more. If you decide to purchase the upgrade, you get access to all of the songs, not just 10, and you will be able to sync your playlist and downloads.
- Uses the Mozart Effect
- Increases your concentration and IQ
- 10 free classical greatest hits
- High-quality soundtracks
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade to premium
Classical Music I: Classical Music Collection Vol. 1 gives you 150 masterpieces of classical music to enjoy. Listen to it at school, at work, while you commute, or while you stand in line. you’ll get music from composers like Handel, Chopin, Beethoven, Puccini, Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Pachelbel, Wagner, and more. There are more than 12 hours of listening pleasure here. You get a favorite playlist, sleep timer, and support for wireless AirPlay, remote control, and speakers. You can play tracks continuously or on shuffle, the app is easy to use, and it will run in the background while you multi-task. The free version sets a limit on the number of songs you can listen to. Upgrade for the unlimited version.
- 150 masterpieces
- Background support
- Easy to use and functional
- Listen without an Internet connection
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade to Deluxe version
This all-in-one music history resource is perfect for students, teachers and those users who just absolutely love classical music. The Biographies are rich in information with quick facts about a composer and contain lists for further research. The Musical Works section has audio examples, sheet music so that you can follow or analyze a score, and a catalog of lists for major pieces by notable composers. There are interactive timelines to view the significant events of a composer’s life.
- An in-depth music history resource
- Concise biographies on notable composers
- Musical Works section featuring examples and sheet music
- Interactive timelines on significant events for notable composers
- Perfect for students, teachers and classical music enthusiasts
Classical KDFC is the newest app for the next generation of music lovers from KDFC. It’s different than other radio stations because you will hear your favorites mixed in with some surprises that will always keep you on your toes. The app shows you the Now Playing song title and composer for each song, a program schedule, and more. If you grew up in Cali listening to the radio station, now you can listen to it on your iPhone, from anywhere you want.
- App for KDFC radio station
- Charming blend of music
- Now Playing tab
- Program schedule
- Free classical music app for iPhone
The Gamma Waves app helps you recreate the sound and neural oscillation associated with the state of deep concentration. Just start the frequency and move your finger across the slider to adjust it more to your liking. There are seven different classical piano songs to help recreate the Mozart Effect for brain simulation, and five ambience noises to help you relax. When you upgrade, you will have access to all of these functions. You can change the background color, use the built-in timer, and more.
- Use this app to help you study and concentrate
- Recreates the sound and neural oscillation of certain frequencies
- Add in one of seven different classical piano songs
- Five ambient noises
- Free with in-app purchase to upgrade to full version
Masterpieces of classical music. is an app that allows you to listen to recordings of world-famous classical pieces. You can read all about each composer, too, with the built-in encyclopedia. You don’t need an Internet connection to listen after you’ve downloaded the songs you want. You get 200 pieces of classical music from 55 different composers, over 12 hours of music, great sound quality, and support for AirPlay, background playback, playlists, and remote control.
- Download compositions to listen offline
- Biographies of all presented composers
- 200 pieces from 55 composers
- AirPlay and remote control support
- Bach, Mozart, Chopin, and more
SyncScore offers a wide variety of classical music you can listen to. Browse the library of hand-picked tracks full of music by Chopin, Beethoven, and Mozart. You can view full album descriptions and buy up to nine hours of music easily from within the app. Features include high-quality music, multi-tasking support, auto scrolling, and intuitive navigation. You get essential tracks with the option to buy more. It shows you the sheet music you’re listening to, gives you a full recording of the music, and lets you follow along.
- Over 50 songs included
- Synchronized sheet music
- Famous composers
- View full album descriptions
- Free classical music app for iPhone
Classical Radio+ gives you more than 120 streaming radio stations to listen to at any hour of the day or night. You get background audio so you can listen while you do other things like surf the web or check your emails. There is a wide selection of channels like Great Composers, Orchestras, and more. You will hear music from composers like Chopin, Haydn, and Bach, and listen to instruments like solo piano, cello, harp, and others. Some of the channel categories you can choose from include Most Popular, Famous Composers, Instrumental Mix, Vocal Classical, Classical Mix, and Beyond Classical. The app is easy to use.
- Over 120 streaming radio stations
- Listen at any time
- Supports background play
- Diverse selection
- Free classical music app
Dream Music Box will turn your iPhone into a music box you’ll love to listen to. It has been specially arranged to help you sleep better and feel more relaxed, with natural ambient sounds. It features world-famous classical pieces, free recordings, custom mixing options, background playback, a sleep timer, and more. This is a great app when you want to listen to some beautiful music or when you want to study, relax, or even sleep. It’s good for kids and adults alike. Check it out.
- Turn your iPhone into a music box
- Sleep beter
- Sleep timer feature
- Peaceful, beautiful music
- Free with in-app purchase