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
9 Apr 2021, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
With the new Classic music FM app powered by Global Player, it is easier than ever listen to The World's Greatest Music. With this classical music app for iPad you can also enjoy all of Global's other stations: Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, LBC, Radio X, Smooth and Gold. So, whatever you're into - the latest hits, classic tracks, music for chilling out or even topical debate - Global's got you covered. And best of all, it's completely free and available worldwide.
- Hear the best shows from the biggest names in radio: Myleene Klass, Chris Moyles, Johnny Vaughan, Roman Kemp, Nick Ferrari, James O'Brien and many more.
- Listen to all of Global's stations in HD audio.
- Take control - My Classic, a world-first that allows you to skip songs on live radio - it's radio you control.
- Get the latest news, videos and pictures from each of Global's stations with the best guests and most entertaining, informative content.
- Discover and download hundreds of award-winning audio shows in the Podcasts section.
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
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
The classical future is Primephonic. Stop the frustration of music apps built for pop music. The music search is specifically designed for classical music—you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for, instantly. With superior audio quality, this is the perfect app for classical music lovers!
- Stream classical music in the superior audio quality it deserves, up to 24-bit lossless, or as high as your device and internet connection speed allows.
- Expand your horizons and your library with new works you knew but will come to fall deeply in love with.
- Enjoy our extensive collection of playlists that go way beyond the obvious. Learn more from the series of Composers #101, selection by country and instruments.
- Finally, you can compare all recordings of a specific work within a single work page.
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 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 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