How it works

Experience Classical Music - Live or via our Media Library
Watch Live
takt1 is the digital platform that gives you direct access to the world of classical music. Experience exclusive live streams from the world's best concert halls, featuring the most compelling and important artists of our times - all in Blu-ray quality (Full HD/1080p).
Extensive Media Library
takt1 features more than 2,000 videos of carefully hand-picked concerts and operas, accessible any time - ranging from historical recordings with Herbert von Karajan or Wilhelm Furtwängler to the very latest recordings with Teodor Currentzis or Andris Nelsons. Many of our videos are available in Blu-ray quality - others reflect the technical limitations of the times they were produced in, but feature performances that are simply too good to miss.
Classical Music Made Accessible by Our Expert Team
Daily Music Stories
takt1 features daily articles covering topics from fascinating anecdotes to the latest major events in the world of classical music - all written by our team of experienced authors and prominent experts, alongside the best journalists of the younger generation. Plus get the latest CD recommendations - and with takt1 Gold, discover the best of one hundred years of recording history.
Learn More
Alongside our videos, you'll find links to reviews, artist profiles, texts and scores, helping you to get the most out of each work.
In-Depth Insight
Our artist pages offer in-depth information on composers, conductors, soloists and orchestras.
Classical music journalist, author, professor for music and media at TU Dortmund.
Monthly subscription with free trial, great value yearly subscription or the takt1 ticket
Premium Subscription
All inclusive: all live streams, our complete media library and our full range of stories, CD reviews and background information. If you select our monthly subscription plan, you can try the first 14 days for free. At the end of the trial period, you will be charged the membership fee of €10 via your selected payment method.
Or take advantage of our great value yearly subscription and enjoy takt1 for
just €100 per year, with savings of €20 in comparison to a monthly subscription. Payments is simple and secure with direct debit, credit card, Amazon Pay or PayPal.
takt1 Ticket
You would like to watch one specific live stream - or concert in our media library? Our takt1 Ticket for only €10 gives you exclusive access to exactly that video - live and for the subsequent 30 days. Pay securely by credit card, Amazon Pay or PayPal.
Schoolchildren and students pay half price for both individual purchases and subscriptions. Get in touch with us by email ( or telephone (+49 (0)231 - 2238 3839).
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