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.
Say goodbye to tracks and welcome multi-movement works!
220 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.
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 runs directly on your web browser and is completely free to use. Enjoy!
Please note that Concertmaster itself is free but actual playback requires a Spotify Premium subscription.
Available on any computer.
And Android phones too!
Concertmaster runs on Android phones and Mac, Windows, ChromeOS and Linux computers. Due to Spotify restrictions, it doesn't run on iPads and iPhones. But stay tuned! Concertmaster apps for iOS are in the works.
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.
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! $5 supporters get early access to new versions and an exclusive Discord server to chat about Concertmaster future features.
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!
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?
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!
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.
Concertmaster works only with Spotify, but we just released Concertino, an identical app for Apple Music users! Please note that Concertmaster and Concertino are open source software, so anybody can create versions of them for other services!
Concertmaster's database comes from Open Opus, a recently released classical music metadata repository. It began with a limited set of composers, but it's collaborative and everybody is more than welcome to add composers and works to the database. In the meanwhile, it'll gradually grow and become more comprehensive.
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!
Due to Spotify limitations, Concertmaster doesn't work on Apple mobile devices. But iOS apps are planned to be released soon!
Yes, completely safe. In fact, no credentials at all are passed to Concertmaster. The entire log in process happens directly on Spotify's servers. (Note the "spotify.com" address.) Concertmaster is not a "hack". It uses technology created and endorsed by Spotify themselves.