Introducing Apple Music Classical

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is partnering with Apple Music to launch Apple Music Classical. It’s a new app designed specifically for classical music, and you can download it today on the App Store.

The best recordings from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
And an easier way to find just the one you want.

Get the app designed specifically for classical music. Apple Music Classical is included with Apple Music subscriptions at no additional cost. Enjoy the world’s largest classical music catalog, a powerful search designed specifically for its nuances and the highest audio quality available — up to 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Lossless.

Apple Music Classical is curated by classical music experts who are passionate about helping both beginner and seasoned music lovers discover great works. Users can view definitive recordings through Editor's Choice selections and enjoy exclusive playlists covering key composers, instruments or periods.


Four CSO Resound recordings now available in Spatial Audio

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that four recordings from the CSO Resound catalog are now available in Spatial Audio exclusively via the new Apple Music Classical app. With Apple Music Classical, Apple Music subscribers can easily find CSO recordings from the Orchestra’s expansive discography in the world’s largest classical music catalog.

Apple Music Classical features lossless audio of up to 24 bit/192 kHz throughout the service so listeners can experience the nuances of every performance. In Hi-Res Lossless mode, sound is so astoundingly crisp and clear that each note feels close enough to touch. Thanks to revolutionary Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, listeners can enjoy thousands of recordings from the best seat in the concert hall, immersed in a 360-degree soundscape where music comes from every direction, including above.

CSO Resound

Launched in 2007, CSO Resound is the ensemble’s Grammy Award-winning independent record label. Featuring live concert performances with world-class conductors and guest artists, CSO Resound showcases the power and versatility of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A musical force in Chicago and around the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus have an expansive catalog that has earned 64 Grammys from the Recording Academy. The 2020 CSO Resound release, a recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar), received best engineered album (classical) honors in 2021.

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