Charismatic and genre-crossing accordionist Ksenija Sidorova signs exclusive Deutsche Grammophon contract and unveils fresh vision of Carmen in stunning yellow label debut album Countless artists, authors and other sharp creative minds – from Manet and Peter Brook to Nabokov and Nietzsche – have drawn deep inspiration from Carmen. Ksenija Sidorova is the latest to reimagine the tragic heroine of Bizet’s opera. Rufus Wainwright unveils new album ‘Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets’ Rufus Wainwright celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in typically dramatic fashion by releasing a unique collection of nine sonnets in stunning performances by both actors and vocalists. Set for release on 22 April on Deutsche Grammophon, it also marks the first collaboration between Rufus and Marius de Vries since they co-produced the epic Want albums. Deutsche Grammophon signs Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Subtle contrasts and complex transformations are central to the multi-layered soundworlds of Jóhann Jóhannsson. The visionary Icelandic composer’s art defies easy categorisation. It readily crosses and blurs the defining lines of genres as diverse as Minimalism, Neo-classicism, electro-acoustic, ambient and drone-based music, post-rock and contemporary classical. Sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar sounds a searing cry against injustice in new Deutsche Grammophon album, Land of Gold Land of Gold, Anoushka Shankar’s fourth album for Deutsche Grammophon, is her heartfelt response to the trauma and injustice being experienced by refugees and victims of war. Offering an uplifting message of hope for dark times, its music was inspired by recent news images of people fleeing civil war, oppression, poverty and unbearable hardship. Hélène Grimaud: Water Hélène Grimaud explores the power and beauty of water in an evocative, experimental and deeply personal new Deutsche Grammophon recording. Seong-Jin Cho wins 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, the world’s premiere classical music competition Deutsche Grammophon (DG) is proud to present the debut solo album from Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition. Cho took the coveted first prize, among the most prestigious titles in the world of classical music.

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