Apple today launched the famous Apple Music Classical app, which aims to radically change the way we search for and listen to classical music on our portable (for now) devices.
The company stresses that Apple Music Classical features the world's largest catalogue of classical music, with 5+ million recordings by various artists, 700+ thoughtful playlists created by humans rather than an algorithm, and promises very high quality up to 24bit/192 kHz Hi-Res Lossless with Dolby Atmos and Spatial Atmos technologies.
Since many people are wondering why Apple went ahead with the creation of a separate music service, Apple has published its official position in order to solve any questions. The company says that classical music is very different from other genres because it is significantly more complex to search. The track titles are larger in size and more detailed, there are hundreds of recordings by a plethora of artists for the same work, and sometimes the same work is known by a different name.
As an example, Apple gives Beethoven's famous Moonlight Sonata, which can be searched for as 14th Sonata for Piano or Mondschein Sonata in German to get the same results. The Apple Music Classical search engine includes filters for searches by composer name, artist name, orchestra name, orchestra conductor, soloist, scale, opus number, etc.
Apple Music Classical - [App Store Link]
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