ClassiCal Music Calendar – a new piece of music everyday
Apps for music!
A warm welcome to you and many thanks for your interest in our ClassiCal Music Calendar app – if you’ve already installed it, we’d like to say a special thanks to you.
With our ClassiCal app it’s really easy to build your own classical-music library or expand your existing library through discovery. By the way, every day our app will show you composer anniversaries, with the Wikipedia article just a tap away – all directly from ClassiCal.
You can find the full app description below, including a helpful "Questions & Answers" which provides you with all the details, features, and important information about our ClassiCal app.
If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by email – we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
We hope our ClassiCal app will entertain you at its best!
One final word: we are committed to optimizing our app and adding useful features – we work constantly on doing so and it’s something we’d really appreciate your help and feedback in doing.
Lastly, we’d love it if you could rate our app in the App Store.
Thanks in advance!
YOUR ClassiCal TEAM
We are opening up our music archive to you!
Get a daily surprise with a carefully selected piece of classical music and build your own library of high-class music.
From the center of European classical-music culture our ClassiCal Music Calendar team presents a hand-picked piece of music every day from the archive of the German music publisher "andante media", one of the largest independent rights owners.
Everyday you will be shown the dates of birth or death of classical music composers worth knowing, so you too can celebrate your favorites’ anniversaries. With our info button, the extensive information contained on Wikipedia is just a tap away.
365 days a year – 365 pearls of classical music for your personal library. Our fully integrated music player gives you instant access. Managing your ever-expanding library is a snap.
- 7 days’ free access = 7 free pieces of classical music = our gift to you!
- A new piece of music everyday
- Full details about each piece: composers, conductors, orchestras, and solo artists
- High-quality audio (256kb AAC format)
- Established and honored orchestras, conductors, and soloists from Germany and other central European countries
- All music pieces come from the established German music label "andante media HÖRARCHIV"
- Daily calendar coverflow with birth and death dates covering 400 years of music history and over 400 composers from more than 25 countries
- Direct access to Wikipedia articles on composers
- Integrated music player (incl. shuffle, auto replay, skip and airplay)
- Personal rating of the titles directly within the music player
- VoiceOver fully supported, e.g. for visually handicapped persons
- Library can be sorted by pieces, orchestras, conductors, artists, and composers
- Including "Play or shuffle-all" and search function
- Intuitive interface
After the first 7 days the ClassiCal Music Calendar app will remain fully functional. Of course the pieces from those days will still be available – even for download, if you haven’t already got them. The calendar will keep showing composer anniversaries and the piece of the day.
To continue adding the piece of the day to your personal classical-music library you need to subscribe. Subscription plans for 3 or 6 months or a full 365 days are available as an in-app purchase.
Our ClassiCal Music Calendar app will give you a special surprise everyday – for classical-music lovers, starters, keen explorers, and passionate collectors!
We hope our ClassiCal app will entertain you at its best!
YOUR andante media TEAM
Questions & Answers
We do not yet have an entry in our composer database for today. Our ClassiCal Music Calendar team is continually adding the birth and death dates of composers – both those who are well known as well as those worth knowing. The dates in the app are updated automatically.
When researching, we come across lots of different information in reliable as well as trustworthy sources. Reasons may include: different calendars used around the world (for example Julian and Gregorian); incomplete registers of births and deaths; different time zones; and no clear differentiation between birth and baptism date owing to contradictory sources, the statements of which are still disputed by historical musicologists. Sometimes it is hard to decide which date to enter into our database. Basically we cannot offer any reassurances as to the accuracy of this historical data – including the completeness of our database.
In a few exceptional cases, the way a composer’s name is written actually differs somewhat internationally. One of the reasons could be because of the different way countries write letters, such as in the case of vowel markings like umlauts. A good example to illustrate this is Georg Friedrich Händel: in the Anglo-Saxon world he is known as George Frideric Handel. In principle, we have aimed to keep spelling consistent in our composer database based either on the composer’s country of birth or the most widespread and therefore most widely-known name.
Where sources are contradictory our research into individual composers may sometimes not be complete yet or, in other cases, we may still be waiting for official approval by experts. If so, we hold that information back. Since we can never aspire to achieve absolute completeness, some composers are not or not yet listed in our database. You are welcome to send us information on your favorite composer however incomplete it may be – we will then verify the information and complete our database. If you do send us information, we’d like to thank you in advance for your kind help.
Tap "More", followed by "Edit". Drag an icon directly onto the one you want to replace then release after "highlighting".
Icon will be displayed if a network and a corresponding device is available.
Tap: next/previous piece of music
Tap and hold: forwards/backwards
To cancel your rating please tap to the left of the first star.
Individual interpretation is an expression of musical creativity. This can happen completely independently of specific guidance by a composer, e.g. through open-ended movements. As such, there might be no short pause between transitions from one movement to the next; rather, the transition might happen seamlessly and be "inaudible". If our ClassiCal team has selected such a movement as "Piece of the day" and this is made available in ClassiCal without the intended follow-on piece (following movement), the piece may come across as sounding "cut off". Despite this, we don’t want to omit that particular piece – usually we’ll offer the next movement at a later date so you can add it to your ClassiCal music library.
One basic function* of iOS apps is that the app restarts at exactly the same point at which you exited the app the last time. If, for example, you exited the app in the monthly view, the music player won’t be available or displayed directly when you restart the app. In this case, please tap any icon on the tab bar for sorting your library (pieces, orchestras, conductors, artists) and choose one or more pieces – the integrated music player will be displayed automatically.
*(in the case of ClassiCal there is one exception in terms of the music player: after background playback of selected pieces is finished, when you restart the app it will return to the tool selected previously)
In the first release of ClassiCal this function isn’t available yet. You can only play selected pieces from your music library using the integrated selection criteria: sorting by pieces, orchestras, conductors, and artists.
Within our integrated music player you can rate every single piece – starting from 1 star up to 5 stars. Use this function while listening to the music. In a future update we will integrate the playlist function and your personal rating will be one of the selection items.
The calendar starts on the day you open ClassiCal for the first time. That precise day is when your 7-day free trial period begins. You can tell what the valid days are by their contrasting color in the monthly view; the daily view (Today) only starts on this specific day. Your free trial period does not start on the day you install ClassiCal on your device – it starts when you first open the app.
Tapping the "Piece of the day" on the calendar’s current day view after your free trial period expired opens the subscription page. You can choose between three different periods. Alternatively you can tap the icon at the bottom labeled "Settings" or "More" and then choose "Settings". Then tap "Subscribe".
The ClassiCal subscription is offered as an in-app-purchase and handled by iTunes or the App Store. Before the subscription period ends you will get an email from Apple regarding automatic renewal of the app and the associated costs.
You can turn off auto renewal or change the subscription plan at any time. To do so open the "Settings" page by tapping its icon at the bottom of the screen or tap "More" and then choose "Settings". Tapping "Manage Subscriptions" opens the subscriptions management page of the iTunes app.
At the end of the 7-day free-use period, your ClassiCal Music Calendar app remains fully functional. Your downloaded pieces of classical music will still be available, you will continue to receive the daily composer information, and the "Piece of the day" will still be displayed. To download the piece of the day you need a valid subscription (3, 6 or 12 months). Subscriptions in general cannot be made retroactively.
Sure! Launch ClassiCal on your additional iOS device. At the bottom of the screen tap "Settings" or "More" and then choose "Settings". After that tap "Subscriptions" and "Restore Purchases".
This gives you access to the same pieces as on your first device. The term and renewal option of your current subscription remains unchanged.
Open the "Pieces" view by tapping its icon at the bottom of the screen or tap "More" and select "Pieces". Swipe from right to left over the piece you want to delete, then tap "Delete".
You certainly can! To do so activate the "Show All" setting and the "Pieces" view will show pieces that have not been downloaded yet as well as ones that you have deleted. Either tap the download button to just download the piece or tap the title to download while playing.