“Daring and fiery” harpsichordist signs to Deutsche Grammophon Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani – whose “daring and fiery performances” (The Times) have made him “his instrument’s leading champion” (International Piano) – today signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, prior to his debut at the Bristol Proms. Vivaldi’s "Four Seasons" - the new iPad app With Deutsche Grammophon and Touch Press’s award winning masterwork app "Beethoven's 9th Symphony" from 2013 approaching the 1 Million download mark, we are proud to present our follow-up app with Touch Press: "Vivaldi's Four Seasons", released May 29 in the iTunes App Store. Arcade Fire´s Richard Reed Parry releases debut album of classical compositions on Deutsche Grammophon Heart and Breath is Richard Reed Parry´s debut as a neo-classical composer, inspired by the likes of Steve Reich and Brian Eno. Parry is well known for his work as a multi-instrumentalist with the critically acclaimed, Grammy award winning alternative rock band, Arcade Fire. Touch Press’ music apps win RPS Music Award for Creative Communication Deutsche Grammophon and Touch Press’ «Beethoven’s 9th Symphony» app represents "a new pinnacle in the marriage of performance, interpretation and new technology. In shedding light on aspects of our art which so often remain obscure, they possess a rare power to take every listener - regardless of age and expertise - straight to the music’s beating heart.” Thank you to the Royal Philharmonic Society for the award, and to everyone who has downloaded our app. Daniel Barenboim launches a new digital-only label in collaboration with Universal Music A new label PERAL MUSIC will feature Daniel Barenboim's work as conductor, pianist and chamber musician. All the recordings, distributed in association with Universal Music and which will be digital-only releases, will be offered as Mastered for iTunes, the highest-quality sound format offered on the iTunes Store globally. Archiv Produktion - Deutsche Grammophon reaffirms its commitment to Early Music It gives us deep satisfaction to announce a host of exciting albums scheduled for imminent release on Archiv Produktion. We look forward to spreading the spirit of our Silver Label to an ever-widening audience through these new interpretations of Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces by outstanding Early Music exponents. Triple success at the Fryderyk 2014 Awards At the Fryderyk 2014 Awards tenor Piotr Beczala has been named “Artist of the Year”. His compatriot, fellow Deutsche Grammophon artist Rafał Blechacz won the prestigious award for the “Best Polish Classical Album Abroad” with his Chopin Polonaises and “Best Classical Recording” with his Chopin Piano Concertos album.

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