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The Orchestra

By Touch Press

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Description

*** As featured in Apple ads ***
*** Winner of the 2013 Creative Communication RPS Music Award ***

Rediscover classical music with the groundbreaking app, The Orchestra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the world-renowned Philharmonia performing extended extracts from eight works representing three centuries of symphonic music.

The app allows real-time selection of multiple video and audio tracks, along with an automatically synchronised score and dynamic graphical note-by-note visualisation of each piece as it is played.. The result is an immersive environment for exploring the music and all the instruments of the orchestra.

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The features:

• Multi-camera, multi-track performances of eight pieces with automatically synchronised full score, curated score, or simplified representation.
• Mesmeric synchronised BeatMap highlights each and every note played on a graphical representation of the orchestra.
• Optional audio and/or subtitle commentaries on every piece from both the conductor and the players.
• Discover how each instrument works, and read, watch and hear the musicians themselves explain their role in the orchestra.
• Insightful text on the pieces, composers and instruments specially written by Mark Swed, music critic of the LA Times.
Stunning fully interactive video playback allows complete real-time control of the iPad screen in both landscape and portrait orientation.

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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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Languages:

English, 日本語 (Japanese), Deutsch, Français

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The Orchestra is created by Touch Press (the people behind The Elements, The Waste Land and Disney Animated) in partnership with Rite Digital and Music Sales.

Touch Press’ music apps – The Orchestra, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and The Liszt Sonata – won the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Music Award for Creative Communication.

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What's New in Version 1.3.1

Minor bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Disappointing

The advertisement on TV gave me the impression it would be the equivalent of an orchestral GarageBand style app, and for £6.99 that's what I expected, but no, it is more like an informational app. And also I would like to add, I had to delete a lot of music and pictures just to install it because the file is so large.

The Orchestra
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  • £6.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: 03 July 2014
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 1.97 GB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese
  • Developer: Touch Press LLP

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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