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New app focuses 100 per cent on classical music streaming and here’s why

A Berlin startup got passionate about creating the best classical music streaming service. But what makes this app of curated collections so great?

IDAGIO: streaming reinvented for classical music
IDAGIO: streaming reinvented for classical music

IDAGIO is the streaming service designed for the enjoyment of classical music. Classical music fans know the struggle of searching for a specific piece of music in a music streaming service that is built for pop, and hence too crude for the complexity of classical music. IDAGIO’s vast collection and unique approach to sorting metadata makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for: Enjoy a non-interrupted stream of classical music in the best audio quality. 

The startup works closely with labels and artists to provide a truly one-stop-shop for its users, turning your smartphone into a stellar classical music collection, portable in your pocket, online or offline. 

Are you intrigued by classical music, but don’t know where to start? IDAGIO’s curated introduction to classical music leads the way. In the Discover tab, music experts introduce you to old and new artists and even provide you with enticing playlists such as Piano Storms and Come Heavy Sleep. You will find your favourite composers, ensembles, soloists, conductors, and also a vast collection of instruments. 

Ever wondered what a bouzouki or a gamelan sound like? IDAGIO’s unique approach to metadata makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for. No matter whether you are a beginner or already a connoisseur, IDAGIO’s massive collection offers you a vast variety of recordings of individual compositions; searching for Beethoven’s ninth alone will return you about 150 choices. This is a real gem for classical music lovers.

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A music app created from the demands of classical music fans

IDAGIO founders Till Janczukowicz and Christoph Lange, who are bringing classical music into the digital era, and hence to a younger audience, love this art form: "It gives me so much, I'd like to share it," says Janczukowicz, who used to manage stars like conductor Christian Thielemann and pianist André Previn. “Streaming companies typically want to satisfy the needs of pop music listeners. Their search considers the three criteria: artist, title and genre, and is unable to distinguish between the various criteria that classical music lovers need,” Janczukowicz explains. 

And the users love it! “Best streaming for classical music, period”, “Great playlists, huge choices”, “The sound quality is superb”. Since the launch in 2015, IDAGIO has been enjoyed by users in more than 130 countries. The app has a user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in the App Store.

With our offer in the FT, all new IDAGIO users receive two months free when they subscribe. IDAGIO offers unrestricted access to the full catalogue of over two million licensed tracks – guaranteed in high quality sound. The developers have worked hard to create a simple and aesthetic interface to make browsing a fun experience, and to celebrate classical music together with you.

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