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Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

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*** Downloaded over a million times ***
*** Winner of the 2013 Creative Communication RPS Music Award ***

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony presents four of Deutsche Grammophon’s legendary recordings, collected in one exceptional app to give you unparalleled insight into an iconic piece.

Features of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony include:

Compare the performances: Listen to four recordings of the piece spanning 50 years, and switch seamlessly between them with a touch – at any point in the music – to hear a note start in one decade and finish in another.

Discover the BeatMap: This groundbreaking visualization of the performances shows different sections of the orchestra pulse in time with the music.

Explore the music: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony lets you immerse yourself in Beethoven’s late masterpiece – follow the score or the 1825 manuscript, precisely synchronized to the music.

Join the experts: Watch over 90 minutes of specially filmed insights from musicians, writers and great conductors including John Eliot Gardiner, Gustavo Dudamel and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

The story of the symphony: The app also features a book on Beethoven and the Ninth Symphony, plus two levels of real-time analysis and commentary by the pianist, composer and broadcaster David Owen Norris.

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What's New in Version 1.2.0

Thank you for updating Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. The app is now available in Chinese!

We’ve also added full iOS 8 support and fixed a few small bugs to make your experience even smoother.

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Customer Reviews

A work of art worthy of the 9th Symphony

This is an amazing app. For a $14 in app purchase, you get 4 complete recordings of the symphony, as well as a video of one, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. That alone, generally speaking, isn't a bad bargain, if you look at comparable prices for the 9th on iTunes.
But, of course, this app doesn't stop there. You see not only the entire score, shown exactly in time with the music, but also several fascinating visualizations and commentary that help your understanding of the piece.
And to top it all off, video and written commentary about the piece is included just for good measure. Pay no attention to the ignorant or disrespectful naysayers here, download the app and try it yourself. This is hours of content, combined beautifully and packaged together in a comprehensive and interactive bundle that will leave you enriched and encouraged.

Worth every dime!!

There is nothing not to love about this app. I'm looking forward to more of the same.

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.0
  • Size: 1.62 GB
  • Languages: English, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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