BBC Music Magazine Award for „Beethoven 9“ App DG's "Beethoven 9" app, a partnership with Touch Press, won the App Award which has been presented this year for the first time. The internationally acclaimed BBC Music Magazine Awards for 2014 were announced on April 8 during an exclusive ceremony held at King´s Place in London. Perfect Partnership Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis celebrate 25th anniversary of their duo partnership this May with release of The Silver Album and major European recital tour. Music to Max’s Ears - Max Richter signs to Deutsche Grammophon Contemporary British composer Max Richter today announced a new partnership with Deutsche Grammophon, the world’s oldest classical music label. The exclusive new deal encompasses new works and collaborations, as well as the release in April on Deutsche Grammophon of his best-selling solo albums. Anna Netrebko sang olympic hymn at the opening ceremony of Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko – “the reigning new diva of the early 21st century” (AP) – made a surprise appearance at the opening ceremony for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games at Sochi’s Fisht Olympic Stadium, singing the Olympic Hymn live during the presentation of the Olympic Flag. Deutsche Grammophon nets trio of top awards at "Victoires de la Musique" Violinist Nemanja Radulović has been honoured as “Solo Instrumentalist of the Year” and the Henri Dutilleux recording Correspondances as the “Best Recording of the Year” at the prestigious Victoires de la Musique ceremony. DG star accordionist Richard Galliano was named “Best Composer” for his Fables of Tuba. The Tempest named "Best Opera Recording" at The Grammys The Deutsche Grammophon DVD recording of Thomas Adès's opera The Tempest was named Best Opera Recording at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. CLAUDIO ABBADO (26 June 1933 – 20 January 2014) It is with deep regret that Deutsche Grammophon announces the passing of one of the greatest conductors of this and the last century. The label is proud to have accompanied Claudio Abbado on his musical journey over the last 46 years, and to have had the privilege of preserving his work in recordings. Gustavo Dudamel Conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in John Adams' "The Gospel According to the Other Mary" Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Master Chorale, along with an outstanding cast featuring Kelley O’Connor, Tamara Mumford and Russell Thomas, in Deutsche Grammophon’s world-premiere recording of composer John Adams’ internationally acclaimed The Gospel According to the Other Mary.