Online music, and Spotify, are here to stay. But, like most platforms, Spotify was created 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. The traditional singer name/song title taxonomy doesn't fit. Concertmaster tries to bring the complex metadata of classical music to Spotify. It analyzes automatically Spotify metadata and transform a terrifying chaos into a free, open, classical-oriented player.
Say goodbye to tracks and welcome multi-movement works!
220 composers and tens of thousands of works, conveniently organized: A to Z, by genre, by period. Set favorite composers and works and browse directly to them.
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.
No more guessing games: each recording presents full credits of its performers: orchestras, conductors, soloists, singers, chamber groups...
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.
Organize recordings by setting them favorites or by creating playlists, which can be played randomically as a radio station.
Concertmaster has both automated and crowdsourced filters to eliminate bad and incomplete recordings from the library.
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.
We depend on public SDKs by these platforms to create services on top of them. Luckily, most of them have public SDKs, and a Apple Music version of Concertmaster is already in the works!
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 just don't present them accordingly. Concertmaster does!
Due to Spotify limitations, Concertmaster doesn't work on mobile browsers. But a mobile app is planeed to be released soon!