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Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for iPhone

By Touchpress Limited

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Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for iPhone presents four of Deutsche Grammophon’s legendary recordings of this iconic work, with the amazing ability to switch instantly between each performance at any point in the music. As you listen, you can watch the synchronized musical score, be guided by expert commentary, or immerse yourself in the hypnotic graphical BeatMap of the orchestra, highlighting every note.

Note that this free version of the app includes two minutes from the second movement of the symphony, with all features enabled. The full experience can then be instantly unlocked through In-App Purchase. No further download is required.

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is created by Touch Press, the people behind The Orchestra app, which Apple has featured in TV commercials and poster ads.

*** Winner of the 2013 Creative Communication RPS Music Award ***

Features include:

- Four legendary performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony including Ferenc Fricsay’s first stereo recording of this work from 1958 with the Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan’s famous 1962 recording with the same orchestra; the widely loved and charismatic maestro Leonard Bernstein’s video recording from 1979 with the Wiener Philharmoniker; and the ground-breaking 1992 recording on period instruments conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

- Switch between these recordings anywhere on-the-fly without missing a beat.

- Typeset score, simplified score and the hypnotic BeatMap perfectly synchronised to all performances.

- Specially commissioned synchronised commentary by David Owen Norris.

Unlocking this iPhone version will automatically allow a discounted unlock for the iPad version, which is available on iTunes as a separate app. Purchases sync via iCloud. Please note that this app requires iOS6 or later and is compatible with iPhone 4, 4S and 5 (including any iPod Touch with retina display).

What's New in Version 1.1.1

- Japanese localisation

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Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for iPhone
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: 17 December 2013
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 950 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Japanese
  • Developer: Touchpress Limited

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

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