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Composer of the Day

By Half Note Labs

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Description

* A Top Five Classical Music iPhone App! *
WQXR, the most listened-to classical music station in the U.S., named Composer of the Day one of the Top Five Classical Music iPhone Apps! tinyurl.com/wqxr-top5

Read concise, one-sentence biographies of classical composers, one per day, on the composer’s birthday. Learn why Igor Stravinsky was important, what inspired Robert Schumann, what major works Aaron Copland composed, and much more.

What does the composer of the day’s music sound like? Simply click on a link to iTunes to find out.

These composer biographies were created by Prof. Daniel Kazez, with the assistance of music majors and alums at Wittenberg University, a small liberal arts college in Springfield, Ohio. Learn more about Wittenberg: www.wittenberg.edu/music. Send your comments regarding Composer of the Day to dkazez@wittenberg.edu.

“Ultimate Guide to Composer Study…love this!” — Homegrown Learners
“Wish List of iPhone Apps That I’d Like For Droid” — The Piano Studio
Recommended app. — Technology in Music Education
Of four recommended classical music apps — “my fav of the 4” — Sonic Gypsy

What's New in Version 1.6.3

Updated many iTunes links.
Edited many composer bios.
Changed dozens of composers.
Fixed a bug that affected landscape mode.

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Customer Reviews

Handy reference for this classical DJ

Happy to find this app for my iPhone. Just one more tool to ad-lib from in my classical DJ work. Gave it 4 stars because it does not yet allow you to look ahead of “today”. However, the developer promised me he intends to add that feature soon.
Recommended app for introducing kids and anyone to classical music in small doses.. planting a seed. Wish teachers would make a habit of referring to this nice app in their classrooms to foster an appreciation of this genre.

Valuable info and great service!

I've always wanted a way to gain knowledge about composers across the world without having to take a college course. This app provides just that in a nice interface. Also, when I asked for a possible feature implementation, the creator of the app quickly replied with a thoughtful response. I'm very pleased.

Wonderful edition to my daily updates

I check this app everyday! I even wrote an email to the app's developer, Daniel, about Beethoven's birth date not being included. He responded very quickly and told me what I had already suspected. We have a christening date & an estimation on his birth, but nothing exact. I appreciated their diligence to accuracy.

Composer of the Day
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6.3
  • Size: 2.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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