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Finally, classical music and Spotify working together

Transform Spotify into a magical classical music jukebox - browse composers, genres and periods, search for recordings, create playlists of multi-movement works, start no-nonsense radio stations and much, much more, for free!

The "classical problem"

Online music is here to stay. But, like most platforms, Spotify was designed for popular music, based on singers, albums and, specially, tracks. Classical music demands a very different approach: it is based on composers, works, performers (a plenty of them) and movements. Concertmaster brings the complex structure of classical music to Spotify. It combines composers and works info from the Open Opus library with automated analysis of the Spotify metadata. The result? A free, open app that makes Spotify and classical music work together, at last.

Designed for
classical music

Say goodbye to tracks and welcome multi-movement works!

Search, finally working for classical

Search for recordings, not for albums or tracks: look for composers, works, performers or any combination of those.

Composers, works and much more

Browse 200+ composers and tens of thousands of works, conveniently organised: A to Z, popular, essential, by genre, by period. Set favorite composers and works and browse directly to them.

No-nonsense radio stations

The typical classical music online radio is pure chaos: the "sacrificial dance" from "The Rite of Spring", one prelude from "The Well-Tempered Clavier", then a slow movement from some Mozart piano concerto... stop this erratic movement swapping and embrace a classical radio that makes sense: only complete works and fully programmable.

Credits go all to the artists

No more guessing games: each recording presents full credits of its performers: orchestras, conductors, soloists, singers, chamber groups...

1, 2, 3, easy as A-B-C

Albums and tracks are convenient for popular music but not suitable at all for classical music and its large, fragmented works. Say hi to a classical music player designed for multi-movement sets, that presents both a detailed view of each movement and a global progress bar of the work as a whole.

Playlists galore!

Organize recordings by setting them favorites or by creating playlists, which can be played randomically as a radio station.

Quality control

Concertmaster has both automated and crowdsourced filters to eliminate bad and incomplete recordings from the library.

Easy, free and open

Concertmaster runs on phones, tablets and computers and is completely free to use. Enjoy!

Please note that Concertmaster itself is free but actual playback requires a Spotify subscription.

Keep us alive!

Concertmaster is a completely free and open project based on our love for classical music. You can help us in several ways: donating money for our server costs, reviewing our content and, if you are a software developer, contributing with code.

Help with our bills

Concertmaster is free to use but it runs on web servers that cost us money. You can help us by supporting us on Patreon - any amount is more than welcome and supporters get early access to new versions!

Help with our content

Concertmaster tries to retrieve all the information it needs from the Spotify database, but sometimes this isn't enough. You can help us by submitting performers and recording data or even by simply validating them. It's done directly on the player and it's very easy!

Help with our code

Concertmaster is open source software. This means that you can not only see how it was made but contribute yourself with code! Bug fixes and new features implementation are always needed. And, of course, you can fork Concertmaster's code and create your own software - why not?

Help with our data

Concertmaster composers and works information come from Open Opus, a free, wiki-style, open source database of classical music metadata. You can review existing info or add new entries to the database - any help will be appreciated!


Is Concertmaster a standalone service? Do I have to subscribe?

Concertmaster is just a Spotify front-end and it is completely free of charge. But, since the music itself will be streamed directly from Spotify, you'll need a Spotify Premium subscription.

I'm a subscriber to another music service. Does Concertmaster work for me?

Concertmaster works only with Spotify! Please note that Concertmaster is open source software, so anybody can create versions of it for other services!

Only 220 composers? Where are composers such as X, Y and Z?

The Concertmaster database comes from Open Opus, a recently released classical music metadata repository. It's beginning with a limited set of composers; it'll gradually grow and become more comprehensive. But you can search for any composer or work present on the Spotify catalogue, even if they aren't on Concertmaster listings.

How does Concertmaster work?

Concertmaster relies on Open Opus, a free and open database of composers and works, and on its own algorithm, which fetches and analyzes Spotify data. Yes, Spotify already has almost all data the classical listener needs; but its pop-oriented player can't present them accordingly. Concertmaster can!

Why can't I install Concertmaster on my older iPhone/iPad?

Concertmaster uses Apple libraries that require iOS 13 or superior, available only for iPhone 6S, iPad Air 2 and beyond. (We're sorry for that restriction. But, as a matter of fact, the iPhone 6S is a 2015 device and Concertmaster runs pretty well on it.)

Is it safe to give my Spotify credentials to Concertmaster?

Yes, completely safe. In fact, no credentials at all are passed to Concertmaster. The entire log in process happens directly on Spotify's servers. (Or even in the Spotify app itself.) Concertmaster is not a "hack". It uses technology created and endorsed by Spotify themselves.