Fabulous Fagioli Deutsche Grammophon signs first countertenor in label’s history, adding superstar singer Franco Fagioli to its illustrious family of artists. Anna Netrebko Performed Sensational Open-air Concert with Jonas Kaufmann and Thomas Hampson at Munich’s Königsplatz Almost 15,000 people gathered at the Königsplatz in Munich on Saturday 27 June for an open-air concert headlined by Anna Netrebko. The great Russian soprano was joined by fellow opera superstars Jonas Kaufmann and Thomas Hampson for an event certain to live long in the memory. Max Richter releases eight-hour overnight piece, SLEEP One of Britain’s leading contemporary composers has written what is thought to be the longest single piece of classical music ever to be recorded. SLEEP is eight hours long – and is actually and genuinely intended to send the listener to sleep.“It’s an eight-hour lullaby,” says its composer, Max Richter. Anne-Sophie Mutter – cutting-edge classics for Berlin club night Virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter created a sensation last night at Berlin’s Neue Heimat venue, recreating the impact of her legendary 2013 Yellow Lounge appearance, when she attracted one of the biggest crowds in the history of Deutsche Grammophon’s ground-breaking “classical-goes-clubbing” series. Now she’s pushing the electric atmosphere to the limit by making the first-ever live Yellow Lounge recording. Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons announce new partnership with Deutsche Grammophon This new recording initiative will launch with a project entitled Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow, focusing on works composed during the period of Shostakovich’s difficult relationship with Stalin and the Soviet regime. Deutsche Grammophon partners with Hanover Museum for unique exhibition From 20 March 2015 until 31 October 2016, the History of Energy Museum in Hanover is hosting a special new exhibition: “78, 45, 33 – From soft tones to powerful sound. How the record conquered the world”.