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The Orchestra

By Touchpress Limited

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Description

***As featured in Apple ads***
***Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Creative Communication***

A new way to experience classical music. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia Orchestra, performing extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.


Features:

An orchestra at your command: Experience classical music like never before with fascinating features, including video, synchronised score, simplified score and commentary by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Discover the BeatMap: This groundbreaking visualisation of the performances shows different sections of the orchestra pulse in time with the music, helping you understand the complexity of each piece. Hold down your finger to hear different sections of the orchestra in isolation.

Unparalleled access: Watch beautiful multi-camera video of the acclaimed Philharmonia Orchestra, and switch effortlessly between different angles and sections of the orchestra.

Expert explanations: World-class musicians explain their role in the orchestra and demonstrate how their instruments work. Use a keyboard to play samples of the instruments, and view each one in glorious detail with 360° rotations.

Discover the story: Read insightful text on the pieces, composers and instruments specially written by Mark Swed, music critic of the LA Times.


The Music:

• Haydn: Symphony No 6
• Beethoven: Symphony No 5
• Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique
• Debussy: Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune
• Mahler: Symphony No 6
• Stravinsky: The Firebird
• Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
• Salonen: Violin Concerto


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What's New in Version 1.4.0

Thank you for updating The Orchestra. 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.

If you enjoy using The Orchestra, please leave us a review – it really helps.

Need support? Send us an email: support@touchpress.com

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Customer Reviews

Great way to learn about the orchestra and instruments!

Overall, great app! While I love the section about all the instruments; I do think there could be MUCH better pieces of music to highlight the instruments, instead of just showing footage from the main pieces, but it works.

The only other feature I really wanted, was to be able to turn on and off each instrument section's sound from the orchestra, and to be able to "highlight" an instrument by making it louder. It can be very hard to pick out each instrument and what it is adding otherwise.

Outstanding Design

This app is a masterpiece of programming. All of the video and information is seamlessly integrated, and it is very smooth and easy to flip back and forth between the sections and instruments. It provides a great capsule summary of the instruments and the performers chosen to introduce them are excellent. Particularly enjoyed David Corkhill's sections. One of the best apps I have seen to date.

love it!

Finally support chinese!A great app!Hoping for more chinese support of other apps from this company!

The Orchestra
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  • $13.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4.0
  • Size: 1.99 GB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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