Happy Birthday Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim is one of the most important artists and humanists of our time, whose commitment and contribution to music, education, politics and main concerns of our society continues to enrich and inspire us all. Having forged a close association with Deutsche Grammophon in 1972, his vast discography features the multi-faceted artist as conductor of orchestral repertoire and opera as well as pianist in concertos, chamber music, song recitals and solo repertoire. In celebration of his 75th birthday, we highlight his remarkable artistry as a pianist with a 39-CD Anniversary Edition of his solo recordings, documenting a career spanning over 60 years.

Great success for UNIVERSAL MUSIC artists with ECHO Klassik The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg hosted the 24th award ceremony for the Echo Klassik Awards. The artists and productions of both UNIVERSAL MUSIC classic labels Deutsche Grammophon and Decca scored successes in eight categories. As in previous years, the evening was presented by famous TV host Thomas Gottschalk. ZDF was the media partner again this year, and broadcasted the ECHO Klassik Awards ceremony. Anne-Sophie Mutter & Daniil Trifonov collaborate in Schubert's "Trout" Quintet Two stars from different generations, artists of the highest calibre, mark their first collaboration with an album devoted to one of the supreme landmarks of classical music. Anne-Sophie Mutter, who in 2016 celebrated the 40th anniversary of her professional debut, and Daniil Trifonov, now in his mid-twenties, joined forces with three outstanding young string playing alumni of the Mutter Foundation at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus in June to perform Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A major, popularly known as the “Trout” Quintet. Welcome to DG, Kian Soltani! Deutsche Grammophon is delighted to announce the signing of Kian Soltani, one of the most thrilling and daring artists of his generation, on the occasion of his decoration with the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival’s prestigious Leonard Bernstein Award. Duets for Three Rolando Villazón and Ildar Abdrazakov, together with Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the helm of Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain, have recorded an album of French and Italian opera duets for tenor and bass/baritone. Set for release in September, this is the singers’ first album together and marks Abdrazakov’s debut on the yellow label. DG & Max Richter establish "StudioRichter" Deutsche Grammophon and the acclaimed star composer Max Richter extend their long-term partnership and establish Max Richter’s new imprint “StudioRichter” as home for his film score projects and collaborations. Evgeny Kissin rejoins the DG family Evgeny Kissin releases Beethoven album to launch new exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon after 25 years. Pioneering pianist and cultural icon Lang Lang returns to Universal Future classical albums to be released through Deutsche Grammophon The gentle giant with the delicate touch Composer and performer Joep Beving, one of the most listened-to living pianists in the world, is joining Deutsche Grammophon to release his new album ‘Prehension’ on 7th April. Renowned electronic duo Tale Of Us reveal an entirely new angle on Deutsche Grammophon The Italian duo fuses classical, ambient and film music genres into novel sonic experiences, thrilling for concertgoers and electronic-music fans alike. Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales – a 21st-century song cycle Compelling new Deutsche Grammophon album Room 29, a unique collaboration between Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales, asks what the ghosts of Hollywood’s golden age can tell us about how we came to be where we are today. Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson debuts on Deutsche Grammophon Featuring a selection of Philip Glass’s Piano Etudes, the Icelandic pianist’s debut DG album will be released in time to mark the composer’s 80th birthday in January. Congratulations! DG artists received Echo Klassik 2016 awards The Music of Mercy Sistine Chapel Choir returns to original source of Palestrina’s sublime Missa Papae Marcelli for world premiere recording of its first edition for Deutsche Grammophon. ‘Palestrina’ released as part of Pope Francis’s Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, to help promote “a revolution of tenderness and love”. Discover Steve Reich’s ‘Drumming’ Originally released in 1974 in a 3-LP set, and now re-presented on LP with new, unique documentation, 'Drumming' was a landmark recording in Steve Reich’s early career. Find out how Reich went to record his masterpiece. Gustavo Dudamel and the Wiener Philharmoniker launch new all-Russian album with press event and reception during 2016 Salzburg Festival Conductor speaks of the social impact of Vienna’s Superar project, inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema. Jóhann Jóhannsson presents “Orphée“ Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-, BAFTA- and Grammy-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s first album for Deutsche Grammophon is a meditation on beauty and the process of creation.