What's New

Optimizations for iOS 12

App Description

A new way to experience classical music. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, performing extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.

Features:

• An orchestra at your command: Experience classical music like never before with fascinating features, including video, synchronized score, simplified score and commentary by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

• Expert explanations: World-class musicians explain their role in the orchestra and demonstrate how their instruments work. Use a keyboard to play samples of the instruments, and view each one in glorious detail with 360° rotations.

• Discover the BeatMap: This groundbreaking visualization of the performances shows different sections of the orchestra pulse in time with the music, helping you understand the complexity of each piece. Hold down your finger to hear different sections of the orchestra in isolation.

• Unparalleled access: Watch beautiful multi-camera video of the acclaimed Philharmonia Orchestra, and switch effortlessly between different angles and sections of the orchestra.

• Discover the story: Read insightful text on the pieces, composers and instruments specially written by Mark Swed, music critic of the LA Times.

The Music:

• Haydn: Symphony No 6
• Beethoven: Symphony No 5
• Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
• Debussy: Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune
• Mahler: Symphony No 6
• Stravinsky: The Firebird
• Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
• Salonen: Violin Concerto

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 06, 2012 Initial release
  • February 01, 2013 New version 1.1.0
  • March 18, 2013 New version 1.2.0
  • April 09, 2013 New version 1.2.1
  • October 09, 2013 New version 1.2.2
  • November 29, 2013 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $8.99
  • November 30, 2013 Price increase: $8.99 -> $13.99
  • December 12, 2013 New version 1.2.3
  • May 15, 2014 New version 1.3.0
  • May 19, 2014 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $9.99
  • May 22, 2014 Price increase: $9.99 -> $13.99
  • May 25, 2014 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $9.99
  • July 12, 2014 New version 1.3.1
  • September 13, 2014 Price increase: $9.99 -> $13.99
  • September 18, 2014 New version 1.3.2
  • December 01, 2014 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $9.99
  • December 03, 2014 Price increase: $9.99 -> $13.99
  • January 27, 2015 New version 1.4.0
  • June 10, 2015 New version 1.4.1
  • July 27, 2015 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $2.99
  • August 02, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $13.99
  • November 10, 2015 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $2.99
  • November 14, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $13.99
  • November 06, 2016 New version 1.4.3
  • November 25, 2016 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $2.99
  • November 30, 2016 Price increase: $2.99 -> $9.99
  • June 14, 2019 New version 1.4.6

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