Apple Music Classical Partners with Salzburg Festival

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Apple Music Classical partners with the Salzburg Festival to provide quality recordings from future editions of the festival and archive performances.

Apple Music Classical, the standalone app specifically designed for classical music, has announced a partnership with the Salzburg Festival. The deal will include exclusive audio recordings from the festival, Spatial Audio remastering of recordings from past festivals, and exclusive playlists created by the festival organization. All exclusive content from the Salzburg Festival is produced with Unitel and ORF and distributed by Platoon.

The Salzburg Festival is the latest partner organization to offer Apple Music Classical listeners new 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.

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

Apple Music Classical was created to offer listeners the classical music experience they crave but have never had, with a team of engineers and musicologists working on the underlying metadata for over seven years. The result is an app with over 50 million data points for fully optimized search and browsing capabilities, enabling listeners to access the most extensive streaming catalog of classical music anywhere.

With over five million tracks, more than 120,000 works, 400,000 movements, and 20,000 composers, all available in the highest audio quality with thousands of albums in Spatial Audio, Apple Music Classical is the ultimate experience for enthusiasts. The app offers hundreds of curated playlists, thousands of exclusive albums, composer biographies, deep-dive guides for many key works, intuitive browsing features, and much more.

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