The Philharmonia Orchestra is delighted to announce its partnership with Apple Music Classical, the streaming app designed specifically for classical music. Every month the Philharmonia will unveil one fresh recording, many in spatial audio, featuring rediscovered and previously unreleased recordings. Releases will offer a fresh perspective on timeless classics, the immersive experience of Spatial Audio and illustrate the Philharmonia’s continued exploration of recording technologies.
The inaugural release is Elgar’s Enigma Variations, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, recorded live at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, on April 18, 2007. This rendition has been remastered and brought to life in Spatial Audio. With the superior sound quality and immersive experience of Spatial Audio, listeners can appreciate every nuance and subtlety in the music, feeling as though they are in the midst of a live performance. This innovative technology provides a three-dimensional listening experience, enhancing the emotional connection between the listener and the music making it feel more vibrant and immediate.
These spatial audio recordings are available to stream on Apple Music and Apple Music Classical from today, Friday 27 October.
Apple Music Classical features more than five million tracks, making it the world’s largest classical music catalogue. Thousands of recordings are available in immersive spatial audio featuring Dolby Atmos. The Philharmonia will be working with Apple Music Classical to bring listeners new, unique and exclusive content and recordings through the partnership.
The app is curated by classical music experts who are passionate about helping both beginner and seasoned music lovers discover great works. Apple Music Classical has created a search experience that reflects the specific needs of classical music listeners for whom searching by ‘Artist’ and ‘Title’ could bring up multiple movements, tracks and recordings. With these complexities in mind, users are able to search using a combination of keywords, from composer, work, opus number, conductor, artist, instrument, or even a work’s nickname to find exactly what they are looking for. There are also ‘Editor’s Choice’ selections and exclusive playlists covering key composers, instruments and periods.
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