Online music is here to stay. But all players are 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 online music. It fetches information from several sources on the web to create a new classical-oriented player that works on top of Spotify.
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, or sequentially, in a order decided by you.
Use automated filters to eliminate bad, old or incomplete recordings from the library. And enjoy our smart radio feature, that tries to understand your tastes to set up a perfect station just for you.
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.
You need Spotify to use Concertmaster. Concertmaster chose Spotify as back-end because of its huge share of market, world-wide adoption and strong developer support (public API/SDK).
Due to Spotify limitations, Concertmaster isn't available on mobile devices. For now ;-)