What's New

Thanks for updating to version 2.0.4! In this version, we've made a number of small enhancements behind the scenes to improve your experience and to let you enjoy the symphony even more.

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App Description

*** Downloaded over a million times ***
*** Winner of the 2013 Creative Communication RPS Music Award ***

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony presents four of Deutsche Grammophon’s legendary recordings, collected in one exceptional app to give you unparalleled insight into an iconic piece.

Features of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony include:

Compare the performances: Listen to four recordings of the piece spanning 50 years, and switch seamlessly between them with a touch – at any point in the music – to hear a note start in one decade and finish in another.

Discover the BeatMap: This groundbreaking visualization of the performances shows different sections of the orchestra pulse in time with the music.

Explore the music: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony lets you immerse yourself in Beethoven’s late masterpiece – follow the score or the 1825 manuscript, precisely synchronized to the music.

Bonus features available on your iPad:

Join the experts: Watch over 90 minutes of specially filmed insights from musicians, writers and great conductors including John Eliot Gardiner, Gustavo Dudamel and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

The story of the symphony: The app also features a book on Beethoven and the Ninth Symphony, plus two levels of real-time analysis and commentary by the pianist, composer and broadcaster David Owen Norris.

Find out more about the app: B9.touchpress.com


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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 16, 2013 Initial release
  • October 10, 2013 New version 1.0.2
  • November 18, 2013 New version 1.0.3
  • December 18, 2013 New version 1.1.1
  • September 11, 2014 New version 1.1.2
  • September 29, 2014 New version 1.1.3
  • March 06, 2015 New version 1.2.0
  • June 10, 2015 New version 1.2.1
  • November 11, 2015 New version 2.0.0
  • November 22, 2015 New version 2.0.1
  • December 20, 2015 New version 2.0.2
  • February 16, 2016 New version 2.0.3
  • March 26, 2016 New version 2.0.4