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Classical Ear is now completely free! No subscription or download fees. Just make sure you update to version 1.5.0 or later, if you have downloaded the app before.
Everyone loves classical music, they just haven't found the right recordings yet.

Classical Ear helps you
* find the best recordings
* discover new music you love
* enjoy classical music at a whole new level.

all conveniently through your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Lots of people tell us they'd like to learn more about classical music, but the internet leads to utter chaos, and too much choice! The Classical Ear app can help:
it delivers a new, expert, classical CD review to your iPhone or iPad every weekday. Each review comes with cover art, a sound clip, and links to purchase the music as a download or a physical CD. You get lots of professionally written reviews for free, in a simple, sharp-looking, concise, multimedia format…direct to your phone. Because we're ad-free, our reviews are authoritative and independent, and they're written just for the app. Really, it's the only app of its kind.

Classical Ear helps you:
* connect confidently with great recordings
* learn about all different kinds of classical music
* make informed classical music purchases
* get value for money
* build a CD library
* explore lesser-known - and better-known! - composers and performers

App features:
* An ever-growing archive of reviews
* Easy access to downloads and purchase
* A "Favorites" function
* Browsing by composer, performer, era, genre and keyword

Reviews are written by Classical Ear editor Andrew Achenbach (AA) and expert colleagues with similar passion and listening ability, across a range of expertise: from early music to opera and beyond, you'll find it with us.

Talk to us!

On the web: http://classicalear.co.uk
On Facebook: http://facebook.com/ClassicalEar
On Twitter: @ClassicalEar

What's New

Version 2.1.3

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

A delightful way to learn about classical recordings, new and old.


I actually don't know that much about classical music, other than I enjoy listening to it. Being served a new review and recording each day gives me the chance to pair composer to music, and I learn something every day from the reviews. Recommend!

Great concept; Wonderful resource!


This is essentially a compact magazine that somehow manages to cover a large swath of the wide world that is classical music. The reviews are pithy and — to my tastes, at least — impressively reliable. The app is handsomely designed, too. There’s really nothing else like it out there. If you care about classical music and recordings, give it a try!



I rarely encounter reviews or recommendations of classical in the media I normally read or listen to, so Classical Ear provides a service I don't get anywhere else. I've just bought 2 CDs based on CE reviews. And the app is very well-designed: attractive and easy to use.


Emily DeVoto
13.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013, Andrew Achenbach & Emily Devoto


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