Vienna Boys' Choir and Universal Music agree long-term partnership The oldest boys' choir in the world is one of Vienna's and Austria's most famous cultural exports. In global leader Universal Music the choir has now found an ideal partner to document this reputation and bring it to the world in the years ahead with many new projects already being planned. Claudio Abbado We commemorate Claudio Abbado, one of the most inspiring artists of our era. While Abbado sadly passed away a year ago, his music lives on. Click here to discover his musical legacy. Deutsche Grammophon Artists Triumph in Classic FM "Albums of the Year" In the Top Ten are Daniel Hope’s Escape To Paradise and the Thielemann/Pollini/Batiashvili Brahms set. Also honoured in Classic FM’s list are Lisa Batiashvili’s Bach and Daniel Barenboim’s Schubert Piano Sonatas. Maurizio Pollini completes his Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle Almost forty years have passed since Maurizio Pollini made his first studio recording of piano sonatas by Beethoven. The great Italian artist crowns his complete Beethoven cycle with the release on 17 November of the Piano Sonatas opp. 31 & 49, a title certain to take its place in the pantheon of essential piano recordings. Unitel Classica and Deutsche Grammophon renew partnership Unitel Classica, one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of classical music for audiovisual media, and Deutsche Grammophon have renewed their partnership for a further term and for the first time included digital exploitation. Deutsche Grammophon Artists scoop top awards at ECHO Klassik in Germany The line-up of this year’s ECHO Klassik winners features Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała (“Singers of the Year”), Yannick Nézet-Séguin (“Conductor of the Year”), Anne-Sophie Mutter, Martha Argerich and Claudio Abbado ("Concerto Recording of the Year"), the documentary film Karajan – The Second Life and the Metropolitan Opera production of The Tempest (“Music DVD Production of the Year”).