Abbado’s memory honoured with prestigious Gramophone Award Deutsche Grammophon is proud to announce that the late Claudio Abbado was posthumously honoured last Thursday night with the coveted Gramophone Recording of the Year Award for his very last recording – Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. “Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood”: A bold new take on the enduring children’s favorite Critically-acclaimed New York-based production company Giants Are Small and the world’s foremost classical record label Deutsche Grammophon proudly present Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood, an unforgettable journey of classical music, visual wonder, and digital play, giving an invigorating new perspective on Prokofiev’s classic. Sistine chapel unlocks its doors for recording for the first time For the first time ever, the Vatican has opened the doors of the iconic Sistine Chapel for a studio recording with the Sistine Chapel Choir – the world’s oldest choir. The landmark new album, Cantate Domino, captures the sounds of this extraordinary acoustic, with music performed by the Pope’s own choir. It will be released on 25 September. Capturing the Light and Shade of two colourful concertos – Yuja Wang plays Ravel With their combination of jazz rhythms, sensual beauty and spiky vitality, Ravel’s two piano concertos illustrate her point to perfection, as will be heard on her new album – to be released in October. It also features the original piano solo version of Fauré’s Ballade in F sharp major op. 19. Virtuoso Copin recitals, artist unknown Deutsche Grammophon and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute launch a bold strategic partnership to connect global audiences with Chopin’s music and the best of the International Chopin Piano Competition. An album of the winner’s performances at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition to be released on 6 November. After only one year, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons Announce Extension of Nelsons’ Contract as BSO Music Director Through 2022 The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons have reached an agreement to extend Mr. Nelsons’ contract as BSO Music Director through the 2021-22 season, following his extraordinary first year in that role, having received virtually unanimous praise and universal enthusiasm for his work with the orchestra from critics and audiences alike.