Apple Music Classical partners with the Salzburg Festival to make available great recordings from the Festival’s archive of legendary performances and future editions.

Apple Music Classical, the standalone app designed specifically for classical music, today announced the Salzburg Festival as its latest partner organisation.

The partnership will include exclusive audio recordings from the Salzburg Festival; Spatial Audio remastering of iconic recordings from past Festivals such as the 2009 recital from Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire and exclusive playlists created by the Festival.

The Salzburg Festival commented:

“The Salzburg Festival with its more than 100 year history is very pleased to be able to present its unique line up of incredible productions, opera, concerts, recitals and chamber music on the newly created Apple Music Classical.”

The Salzburg Festival joins other partner organisations and musicians to offer Apple Music Classical listeners new, unique and exclusive content and recordings. These partners include the Berlin Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, Opéra national de Paris, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and the Vienna Philharmonic.

Apple Music Classical was designed to offer the listening experience that classical music lovers deserve and had never had. A team of engineers and musicologists worked on the underlying metadata for over seven years resulting in an app with over 50 million data points for fully optimised search and browse capabilities. These enable listeners to access the largest streaming catalogue of classical music available anywhere with over five million tracks, 120,000+ works, 400,000+ movements and 20,000+ composers – all available in the highest audio quality with thousands of albums in immersive Spatial Audio.

Apple Music Classical is the ultimate classical experience with hundreds of curated playlists, thousands of exclusive albums, insightful composer biographies, deep-dive guides for many key works, intuitive browsing features and much more. 

Apple Music subscribers can download and enjoy the Apple Music Classical app as part of their existing subscription at no additional cost.

All exclusive content from the Salzburg Festival is produced with Unitel and ORF and distributed by Platoon.