Deutsche Grammophon launches DG120 June 11 - Deutsche Grammophon will celebrate its 120th anniversary this year with an unprecedented, wide-ranging and ambitious international programme of activities to celebrate the Yellow Label’s illustrious past, dynamic present and prosperous future. The carefully curated programme features multi-disciplinary activities, events, rare archival treasures and an exciting new product suite that will captivate music fans around the world. Learn more... Long Yu and Shanghai Symphony to join DG's family of artists June 7 - Deutsche Grammophon’s exclusive recording deal with Long Yu and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra marks rising-star status of China’s oldest orchestra and pre-eminent conductor. Pre-Order: Anne-Sophie Mutter pays Hommage à Penderecki June 1 - Anne-Sophie Mutter and Krzysztof Penderecki celebrate their long and fruitful cooperation and friendship with a new recording of works for violin and piano/orchestra by Penderecki. The release of this double album ties in with the composer's 85th birthday and is set for international release on 10 August 2018. Now available for pre-order. ​Anna Netrebko sings O mio babbino caro and other opera classics June 1 - Following the Summer Night Concert held at Schlosspark Schönbrunn in Vienna on 31 May, Deutsche Grammophon presents a 4-track Digital EP of the repertoire Anna Netrebko performed, including a new recording of the soprano's eternal signature piece, "O mio babbino caro" from Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi. Yannick Nézet-Séguin signs new exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon May 30 - Deutsche Grammophon is delighted to announce that Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra, incoming Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, has signed an exclusive contract with the yellow label. Rafael Kubelík: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon May 25 - The entirety of Rafael Kubelík's recordings for the Yellow Label, united for the first time in one edition. 64 CD + 2 DVD Limited Edition includes his justly famed Beethoven cycle with nine different orchestras and pioneering cycles of Dvořák’s and Mahler’s symphonies. Max Richter curates Apple Music's Piano Chill playlist May 11 - In combination with the release of the special new 15-year anniversary edition of The Blue Notebooks today, Max Richter has collaborated with Apple Music to curate their Piano Chill playlist. Daniel Lozakovich to release debut album on Deutsche Grammophon May 11 - We are delighted to announce 17-year old violinist Daniel Lozakovich's debut album on Deutsche Grammophon. Presenting both concertos and solo repertoire of Johann Sebastian Bach, the release is set for June 8. Hear a pre-release track of the 1st movement of the violin concerto in A minor BWV 1041 alongisde multiple preview excerpts of the rest of the album. Enter to win a 6-month membership with streaming service IDAGIO April 27 - Enter our prize draw to win a free 6-month membership with the classical streaming platform IDAGIO. IDAGIO is the first streaming service designed specifically for classical music. Alongside an easy-to-use interface and a distinguished design, IDAGIO offers the latest releases, curated playlists as well as an comprehensive and constantly growing catalogue. Canal+ Group Partners with Universal Music Group to Launch Deutsche Grammophon+ April 26 - Canal+ Group and Universal Music Group launch Deutsche Grammophon+, an innovative channel featuring exclusive and specially curated content showcasing Deutsche Grammophon's prestigious catalogue. Premiered in 1742: Händel's Messiah April 13 - Premiered on April 13, 1742, Händel's Messiah was composed within 23 days. Play our Music Puzzle to hear an excerpt of "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" as performed by soprano Susan Gritton and the Gabrieli Players, under the director of Paul McCreesh. 120 Years of Deutsche Grammophon April 11 - We are getting ready for our birthday party! We invite our community of artists and fans to join us in celebrating 120 Years of Deutsche Grammophon. Tickets for our Berlin Gala Concert are on sale now—with performances by Anne-Sophie Mutter, Staatskapelle Berlin, Lang Lang, Manfred Honeck and Ye-Eun Choi, the evening will feature works by Beethoven, Unsuk Chin and John Williams. Seong-Jin Cho among Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 March 27 - Seong-Jin Cho has been selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list – Class of 2018. "In its third year, our annual 30 Under 30 Asia list features 300 young innovators and disruptors across 10 categories who are re-inventing their industries and driving change across this diverse region." Englabörn & Variations – Jóhann Jóhannsson March 23 - Shortly before his passing, Jóhann Jóhannsson completed Englabörn & Variations. With this, now seeming like a parting gift, Jóhannsson reinterpreted pieces of his 2002 debut album Englabörn and invited other artists he admired to do the same. Prokofiev for Two – Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan March 23 - Pianists Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan, who first met in Brussels in 1991, have now recorded for Deutsche Grammophon two stunning selections from Prokofiev’s music for stage and screen in magnificent two-piano transcriptions by Babayan. Max Richter Soundtrack "Taboo" Nominated for BAFTA March 22 - Congratulations to Max Richter, whose original score for BBC/FX co-production Taboo has been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award in the category of Original Music. Happy 333rd Birthday, Johann Sebastian Bach! March 21 - 2018 marks 333 years since the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach. Music in Bach’s time went far beyond the superficial process of just placing pleasing harmonies on manuscript paper – it had religious significance and meaning built into its very structure. Watch a video to learn more about what we have in store for you. Streaming Release: Max Richter's "Sleep" March 16 - Max Richter’s eight-hour opus, in its true and original form, is now available for streaming for the first time, allowing it to be experienced without interruption, to accompany the listener’s sleeping hours, as the composer intended. The release coincides with 'World Sleep Day' on 16 March 2018. Happy 90th Birthday, Christa Ludwig! March 16 - Join us in celebration of the great Mezzo Christa Ludwig's 90th birthday (b. March 16, 1928). Play play our Music Puzzle to hear an excerpt of I Am Easily Assimilated (Old Lady's Tango) from Candide with the London Symphony Orchestra, a track featured on both the recently released 12-CD Christa Ludwig Edition and today's release, Bernstein On Broadway. Yannick Nézet-Séguin presents Bernstein's Mass March 16 - Rarely recorded and a first in the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue, Yannick Nézet-Séguin forges a powerfully emotional interpretation of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. A bombastic project in celebration of Bernstein’s 100th birthday, this live recording from May 2015 with the Philadelphia Orchestra shows Nézet-Séguin as a Master Choral as well as Orchestral Conductor. Bernstein On Broadway March 16 - As part of Deutsche Grammophon’s celebrations of the Bernstein centenary, the best-loved numbers from West Side Story, Candide and On The Town are brought together in one indispensable collection. On The Town is conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas while Bernstein conducts Bernstein in West Side Story and Candide. Watch Daniil Trifonov perform Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu March 14 - Daniil Trifonov's latest album Chopin Evocations offers a selection of some of Frédéric Chopin's earliest and latest solo piano works together with tributes to him by Grieg, Mompou, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Barber. Watch Trifonov perform Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66, recorded live at Yellow Lounge in Berlin. Watch Seong-Jin Cho perform Debussy's "Golliwog's Cakewalk" March 14 - Watch Seong-Jin Cho perform Claude Debussy's 6th Movement “Golliwog’s Cakewalk” from his “Children’s Corner, L. 113” live from Yellow Lounge Berlin. On the eve of the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death, 2015 Chopin Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho explores the great French composer’s piano music. Deutsche Grammophon announces new exclusive contract with Daniel Barenboim March 8, 2018 - Daniel Barenboim, one of the world’s greatest classical artists and a staunch champion of music’s civilising power, has signed a new and exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. The partnership was announced on 8 March 2018, just days after the first anniversary of the Pierre Boulez Saal, Maestro Barenboim’s pioneering project devoted to the promotion of cultural exchange and dialogue. Watch Daniil Trifonov perform Chopin's Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 2 In F Minor, Op. 21 March 2 - Watch Trifonov perform Chopin’s “Concerto For Piano And Orchestra No. 2 In F Minor, Op. 21, 2. Larghetto” in a fascinating new orchestration by pianist-conductor-composer Mikhail Pletnev, live at Konzerthaus Dortmund. Bernstein Centenary: Bernstein – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca February 23 - Deutsche Grammophon is marking the Leonard Bernstein centenary in suitably monumental style. Bernstein – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca contains all Bernstein’s recordings as a conductor for DG and Decca, together with his complete DG/Unitel DVD catalogue. Comprising 121 CDs, 36 DVDs and a Blu-ray Audio disc, it features such legendary recordings as Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (1981), Bizet’s Carmen (1972), works by Stravinsky and Shostakovich and, of course, the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Mahler. Six New Essentials February 23 - Deutsche Grammophon presents six new “Essentials” compilations – each a comprehensive introduction to the five featured composers: Bernstein, Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev and Schumann, as well as one collection of Baroque masterpieces. Available for streaming and download, the collections of 25 tracks display each inimitable master composer with the most important works performed by DG artists. Agnes Obel signs exclusively to Deutsche Grammophon February 21 - Eminent contemporary composer, singer-songwriter, pianist and producer Agnes Obel has signed exclusively to Deutsche Grammophon. “I am very happy to be working with Deutsche Grammophon and Blue Note, two legendary labels with a huge history. I am really looking forward to this next exciting chapter." The inspirational Dane has found a new musical home alongside DG’s leading contemporary composers and outstanding international artists. Bruckner Symphony No. 4 / Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude to Act 1 February 16 - Marking the groundbreaking continuation of Leipzig’s Bruckner Cycle with Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester, Deutsche Grammophon releases Symphony No. 4, coinciding with the orchestra’s 275th anniversary and the conductor’s inauguration as the new Gewandhauskapellmeister. New Release: The Christa Ludwig Edition February 16 - Marking the 90th birthday of Christa Ludwig on 16 March 2018, Deutsche Grammophon presents a Limited 12-CD Edition celebrating her versatile and impressive mezzo soprano. New Release: Maurizio Pollini - Préludes II February 16 - Maurizio Pollini celebrates Debussy’s centenary year with Deutsche Grammophon album of Préludes II and En blanc et noir, the latter recorded in duo with his son, Daniele Pollini. In Memoriam Jóhann Jóhannsson February 10 - The team at Deutsche Grammophon are in deep mourning over the loss of our friend, Jóhann Jóhannsson. Watch Murray Perahia perform Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata February 9 - After years of study of original manuscripts and having edited the new Henle Urtext edition of the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, Perahia now presents two of Beethoven’s most famous sonatas as a revelation. Watch here his interpretation of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”. New Release: Daniel Hope - Journey to Mozart February 9 - In his album Journey to Mozart, violinist Daniel Hope draws on his own Mozartian memories and puts the Classical period in context as he explores music by Mozart and his contemporaries. New Release: Murray Perahia - Beethoven Piano Sonatas February 9 - After decades of thought and study, Murray Perahia makes first recording of “Hammerklavier” Sonata as part of compelling new Beethoven album that pairs that with the "Moonlight" Sonata. New Release: Kian Soltani - Home February 9 - On his debut Deutsche Grammophon album, cellist Kian Soltani traces his musical roots in works by Schubert, Schumann and Iranian composer Reza Vali (b. 1952). Happy Birthday, Yuja Wang! February 9 - Join us in celebration of pianist Yuja Wang's birthday, who was born on February 10, 1987. Play our Music Puzzle to hear an excerpt of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, a track from Wang's most recent album, recorded with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. New Release: Lisa Batiashvili - Visions of Prokofiev February 2 - Visions of Prokofiev features Prokofiev’s two violin concertos alongside three much-loved excerpts from the composer’s stage works in arrangements by Lisa’s father, Tamás Batiashvili. Happy Birthday, Philip Glass! February 2 - Join us as we celebrate the birthday of Philip Glass, the founding father of minimal music, who was born on January 31, 1937. Play our Music Puzzle to hear an excerpt of his work Étude No. 6 as interpreted by Víkingur Ólafsson. Deutsche Grammophon and IDAGIO Start Partnership February 1 - We proudly announce the start of a new partnership with IDAGIO, a leading classical music streaming service available in over 70 countries. Explore our catalogue on IDAGIO. Daniil Trifonov wins Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo January 29 - "Congratulations to Daniil Trifonov on his first and truly well-deserved Grammy for „Transcendental“!" (Dr. Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon). See more... Happy Birthday, Mozart! January 27 - Join us as we celebrate the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791). Play our Music Puzzle to hear an excerpt of Mozart's ‘Alla Turca’ (Arr. For Violin Solo And Chamber Orchestra By Olivier Fourés) as performed by Daniel Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, a track featured on Hope’s upcoming album, ‘Journey to Mozart’. Watch Kian Soltani Live From Yellow Lounge January 24 - Watch a livestream of cellist Kian Soltani perform a set of music from his upcoming album, Home, at our first Yellow Lounge of 2018. Watch Lisa Batiashvili Live From Yellow Lounge January 24 - Watch a livestream of violinist Lisa Batiashvili perform a set of music from her upcoming album, Visions of Prokofiev, at our first Yellow Lounge of 2018. Watch Seong-Jin Cho performing Clair de lune January 19 - Watch a full performance of Seong-Jin Cho playing Debussy’s 3rd Movement “Clair de Lune” from his “Suite bergamasque”. This was recorded live at the Yellow Lounge, Berlin. DG Collaborates with Tomplay Deutsche Grammophon and Tombooks, the inventor of interactive sheet music and the Tomplay app, which is revolutionizing music education, have announced an agreement allowing the app’s users to experience, play and learn along with Deutsche Grammophon’s repertoire. Users of Tomplay can now read the digital sheet music and play along with the recordings of our legendary artists, inspiring the app’s users with their interpretations. Learn more...