We are delighted to announce that Gramophone, the leading voice on recorded classical music since 1923, is now an official curator on Apple Music. Having championed the latest listening technology for nearly a century, Gramophone's new relationship with Apple Music – a music streaming service which now boasts over 15 million subscribers – is a natural next step.
Reflecting the breadth and diversity of Apple Music’s audience, Gramophone’s playlists feature a broad range of music, always aiming to present interesting and unexpected juxtapositions of repertoire and performer to provide the most gratifying listening experience. Our curator page has launched with 15 playlists, taking in everything from the contemporary music of John Corigliano and Colin Matthews to celebrations of the artistry of Frederica von Stade, Bernard Haitink and Paavo Järvi.
To reflect the broader interests of listeners who will encounter our playlists on Apple Music we have initiated a series of playlists that explore particular moods, beginning with 'Contemplation' and 'Celebration'.
There is also a playlist called 'Variations on the Goldbergs', a compilation performance of the Goldberg Variations featuring a different performer for each movement – it’s quite something!
Below are few highlights from the launch line-up, and we will be creating new playlists regularly, so visit Apple Music to explore Gramophone's curator page: