Lovers of classic music have certainly suffered, at some point, from the absolute dedication of the services of streaming to the album / track / compact system we're used to in the world of popular music. This is obvious: the number of listeners of classical pieces is much smaller, so large platforms are not interested in building specific sections tailored to this type of content. What to do then?
Fortunately, subscribers of Apple music now have a great option: the Brazilian developer Adriano Brando launched this week the Concertinois an integrated music platform web app from Ma designed exactly for the reproduction, organization, search and discovery of classical music. Best of all: the totally free, free and open source client!
Concertino's operation is based on Open Opus, an API for classical music metadata also created by Brando (and also free / open for developers). The customer combines the API data with Apple Music's own metadata to classify the works according to the most appropriate parameters for the organization of classical pieces giving more emphasis, for example, to the composers and listing all the musicians and voices present in a given recording. .
This naturally makes listeners' lives much easier: it is possible to search for works by composition, genre, period or style, and reproduction respects the multiple movements of a given composition. can create playlists with complete works or only certain sections and movements, as well as favoring specific composers and periods for quick access.
In addition, for times when you are not sure what you want to hear, Concertino has radio stations Especially designed for classical music in them, the works are performed in their entirety and you can choose your options by style, period or composer.
Concertino can be accessed from any browser, either on desktops (macOS, Windows, ChromeOS or Linux) or mobile devices (iOS and Android). Even free, it's worth remembering that you need an active Apple Music subscription to enjoy it. Those who don't subscribe to Apple's music platform can exploit the customer but not play the compositions. It is worth checking!