Classical Archives




    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.

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    Users comments

    Leandro Saltarelli

    by Leandro Saltarelli

    Jul 01, 2017  |  "OK"

    Two words to make this app better: Material design! Seriously, CA is the best resource I've ever seen for classical music streaming, but this app is a tragedy. Besides the terrible design, it lacks offline functionality, it's not intuitive and crashes all the time. It's sad to see such a great resource student because of a poorly made app.

    Bill Falls

    by Bill Falls

    Nov 14, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    I'm happy to have found Classical Archive and use it on the Android app, Sonos, and PC browser. No sign yet of the app behaviors reported here, so I may have to revise this review later if they crop up.

    Alex Eisenhauer

    by Alex Eisenhauer

    Mar 04, 2016  |  "Good"

    Classical Archives is wonderful, anything you want before World War 1, with some recent or noneuropean composers mixed in. Great on a laptop, but the app is terrible. When will you finally fix this!? You can tell it to play an album or opus and it will immediately skip every track. A lot of people want listen on their phones - help us use the service you're trying to provide!

    Ya'acov Ritov

    by Ya'acov Ritov

    Feb 16, 2016  |  "Poor"

    The app could have a wonderful potential. A great collection of albums, in particular classical old performance. However, hearing an album is a pain. The list gets empty, the streaming is unstable (in situation where other streaming services were great). It was said that you can download, but no, you cannot, the option of off-line listening is only by buying mp3 files (something like more than $1

    Chuck Irwin

    by Chuck Irwin

    Jan 27, 2016  |  "OK"

    I subscribed to Classical Archives for years, but this Android app is full of bugs. It loses my playlist whenever I fast fwd and simply quits at other times. Apparently they still believe everyone sits at their computer to listen to music. When they fix it and provide Chromecast support, I shall gladly subscribe again.

    Shirumali Fernando

    by Shirumali Fernando

    Aug 29, 2015  |  "Poor"

    No composers such as john ireland