Classical Archives

Classical Archives

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The largest and best organized collection of classical music in the world! Play (stream) these marvelous works of classical music through our queuing player, whenever you want, where ever you are. Find the works you want to
listen to with the help of our unique classification, developed by expert musicologists. We offer three modes:

1) The Library - where you can select from all the performances of a work in our enormous collection of recordings - organized by composer, category, and composition. We offer an immediate list of "The Greats" (composers) and their works, or you can search for any composer or performer by name (just enter the first few characters of the last name). Once you see a list of performances, long-tap on one of them to either add it to the player's queue, or add it to one of your playlists, or to view and play the entire album it came from. A short tap on a performance sends it immediately to the player - or its queue if something is already playing.

2) Must Know - where you will be guided to appreciate the most important composers and works of classical music through their latest released recordings. You can search by composers or by a combination of Period
(Baroque, Classical, Romantic, etc.) and Genre (Orchestral, Chamber, Solo, Stage, etc.)

3) Playlists - where you can play some suggested playlists, or you can build and play your own! Subscribers have unlimited access and can play entire tracks or complete works or albums (even entire operas and multi-CD collections) with just one click. Non-subscribers will hear one minute clips of each track.

Recently changed in this version

- Bugfixes for playlist queue color issues on older devices


Comments and ratings for Classical Archives
  • (58 stars)

    by Adam Cole on 06/12/2014

    Very handy extension of my C.A. subscription to android devices. Would be still more useful if it supported streaming to chromecast & similar devices...

  • (58 stars)

    by Norman S on 20/10/2014

    using Android 4.. Download buffer too small. Drops connections. Deletes/clears whole stored play lists regularly. Hangs at the end of a track. Have to press 'end' to get to next track. Times-out after 30 minutes. Sometimes deletes whole queue when forcing end of a single track.

  • (58 stars)

    by Matt Helliwell on 27/09/2014

    I wanted to use this mainly for listening to music whilst driving. The first problem is that the streaming quality is poor. It might be ok for listening to samples but its no good for anything serious listening. Secondly the app itself isn't that good. For example searching for "Harry Christophers" returns nothing but searching for "Christophers" returns one result of "Harry Christophers"!

  • (58 stars)

    by H.T.V. Blu on 01/09/2014

    Poor interface

  • (58 stars)

    by Jeffrey Boksiner on 21/06/2014

    There is nice selection of music with navigation user interface that is specially designed to accommodate classical music. However, the player is a bit buggy. For example, if I pause a track and try to start again, it immediately jumps to the next track. I have been a user of Classical Archives for a long time, so I hope these issues get fixed and this will be a great app.

  • (58 stars)

    by budi hermanto on 21/06/2014

    I love

  • (58 stars)

    by alfred kornfeld on 01/12/2013

    great value, but could be clearer about needing to register at their home page After that, its very easy to use.