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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 streamings 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 time they were produced in, but the performances are simply too good to miss out on.
For All Devices
You can enjoy takt1 on any device, whether it's your TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. You decide when, where and how often you want to enjoy our content. The exclusive takt1- Amazon FireTV app is already available, and more apps will follow shortly.
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.
Go Premium with Individual Tickets or a Subscription
Individual Tickets
Whether it's a live streaming or other premium content: simply search for a work, make your payment, and enjoy the work as often as you like for 30 days. Simple and secure payment by credit card.
Premium Subscription
All inclusive: get access to all our live streamings, our entire media library and all of our stories, CD reviews, and additional content. You can choose between a monthly subscription, or a one year subscription with two months free. Simple and secure payment by credit card.
Schoolchildren and students pay half price for both individual purchases and subscriptions. To get your discount, contact us by email ( or telephone (+49 (0)231 - 2238 3839).
Live Chat
You can get in touch with us directly via the live chat on our website.
We are always happy to help - if you have any general questions about the service we offer, or any technical difficulties, you can get in touch with us between Mon-Fri from 9am to 6pm (CET) on +49 (0)231- 2238 3839. You can also always reach us during and immediately after our live streamings.
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