Wilhelm Furtwängler - 65th Anniversary Of The Death We have created a landmark new edition that offers cross-section comparisons of the German conductor’s career in all its remarkable creative phases. Wilhelm Furtwängler – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decc is set for international release on 27 September 2019 to mark the 65th anniversary of his death. Project 12 - A New Track By Alex Baranowski For the month of August, Project “12”, a 12-track, multi-artist collection from today’s innovative and creative musicians, continues with 'Constellations' by London-based composer Alex Baranowski, who describes the piece as his journey into the August sky. Beethoven - The New Complete Edition In celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020, we are launching our Beethoven mail order shop. Pre-order the New Complete Edition and receive two tickets to our invited guests-only concert with Maurizio Pollini marking the start of our #BTHVN2020 celebrations in September. Four New Vinyl Releases We are pleased to add four new reissues to our vinyl catalogue, including Herbert von Karajan’s recordings with the Berliner Philharmoniker of Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suites. Marking the 30th anniversary of Claudio Abbado’s first recording as Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, their recording of Mahler’s First Symphony is celebrated with its first vinyl release. Last but not least, Yuja Wang’s exhilarating interpretations of Ravel’s Piano Concertos in G and For The Left Hand also appears on vinyl for the first time. Never change a winning team! Ildar Abdrazakov sings Giuseppe Verdi Ildar Abdrazakov, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Orchestre Métropolitain came once again together to record Ildar’s first solo album on Deutsche Grammophon. “Verdi“ includes works from the early and middle years of Verdi’s career, and will be released on August 16. Beyond the Horizon - Daniil Trifonov The second part of Daniil Trifonov's journey through Rachmaninov's piano works together with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin is set for international release on 11 October 2019. Destination Rachmaninov – Arrival, unites the acclaimed Russian-born artist’s account of Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, with his searing interpretation of the composer’s First Piano Concerto. Long Yu and The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra present Gateways The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra may be China’s oldest, but it is marking its 140th anniversary with a thrilling new beginning. Under the baton of its Music Director Long Yu, the orchestra is launching a series of albums featuring works by major Chinese composers. Gateways, the first of these, is now available and features Chinese and Russian works. The Ernst Haefliger Edition The Ernst Haefliger Edition commemorates one of the last century’s greatest lyric tenors. The centenary boxed set includes tracks new to CD and first international releases. Furthermore, a twenty-five track selection is released as an Ernst Haefliger 'Essentials' digital album. Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams - Across the Stars Legendary film composer John Williams conducts a brand-new album of many of his beloved movie themes in stunning new adaptations written especially for his superstar violinist friend and collaborator Anne-Sophie Mutter. Recorded in Hollywood, Across the Stars will be released on 30 August. Jóhann Jóhannsson - 12 Conversations with Thilo Heinzmann Is the creative process fundamentally the same for the composer writing music as it is for the visual artist painting a picture? Jóhann Jóhannsson and the Berlin-based painter Thilo Heinzmann explored this profound question throughout a four-year dialogue. Mari Samuelsen - MARI Mari Samuelsen's debut album for Deutsche Grammophon, MARI draws listeners into soundworlds of Max Richter, Philip Glass, Brian Eno, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Peter Gregson, Vladimir Martynov, Pēteris Vasks and J.S. Bach. The Brigitte Fassbaender Edition Mezzo soprano Brigitte Fassbaender was one of the world’s most acclaimed opera and Lied singers before she retired from singing in 1995. On the occasion of her 80th birthday on July 3, 2019, Deutsche Grammophon honours her with a special 11 CD edition, displaying the hallmarks of her art: conviction, individuality, interpretative depth and expressive vibrancy. Chernobyl - Music from the HBO miniseries Chernobyl is a five-part miniseries by producer Craig Mazin, which premiered on HBO on May 6. The series deals with the nuclear disaster which occurred in the Ukraine in April, 1986. Hildur Guðnadóttir, Icelandic composer, cello player and singer, has composed the music score, now available for download and streaming. Star oboist Albrecht Mayer returns with Longing for Paradise Albrecht Mayer is now following his highly successful baroque album Tesori d’Italia with a new release, Longing for Paradise. It contains one of the most demanding works in the repertoire for his instrument: Richard Strauss’s first and only Oboe Concerto, premiered in 1946. Benjamin Bernheim signs exclusively to Deutsche Grammophon We are pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive agreement with Benjamin Bernheim. The 33-year-old French lyric tenor has already secured his international reputation as one of the leading tenors of the new generation of singers. His debut Deutsche Grammophon album of French, Italian and Russian arias is set for release in Autumn. Celebrate Piano Day with Lang Lang and the release of ‘Piano Book’ From Beethoven’s Für Elise and Debussy’s Clair de lune to some modern classics that are familiar from TV and movies like Yann Tiersen’s La valse d’Amélie and Max Richter’s The Departure, the celebrated pianist Lang Lang presents a collection of pieces that made him want to become a musician in the first place. Now available in multiple formats. Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil and Deutsche Grammophon join forces for a new collaboration The prestigious Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, and Deutsche Grammophon are set to extend their long history of making music together. Upcoming releases will include a tribute to multi-award-winning film composer John Williams and, as the LA Phil marks its centenary season, a commemorative limited-edition box set entitled LA PHIL – 100 YEARS. Boston Symphony Orchestra & Andris Nelsons Win Two GRAMMYs Congratulations to Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra for winning two GRAMMYs for their recording of Shostakovich Symphonies 4 & 11 in the categories ‘Best Orchestral Performance’ and ‘Best Engineered Album, Classical’ at last night‘s award show hosted in Los Angeles. The next instalment of their Shostakovich cycle (Symphonies 6 & 7) will be released 22 February 2019. In Memoriam Jóhann Jóhannsson Deutsche Grammophon celebrates the life and work of the late Jóhann Jóhannsson with a two-volume retrospective selection of his most important works. RETROSPECTIVE I will be issued on 26 April as a deluxe hardcover book edition, with seven albums featuring Jóhannsson’s earlier works, including his previously unreleased soundtrack to the documentary White Black Boy. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla signs exclusively to Deutsche Grammophon We are delighted to announce the signing of an exclusive agreement with young maestro Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. The Lithuanian musician, who serves as Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, becomes the first female conductor to sign an exclusive long-term contract with the Yellow Label. Gražinytė-Tyla will release her debut album in May. O Crux Benedicta – Lent and Holy Week At The Sistine Chapel After Cantate Domino (2015), Palestrina (2016) and VENI DOMINE – Advent & Christmas at the Sistine Chapel (2017), O Crux Benedicta – Lent and Holy Week At The Sistine Chapel is the fourth instalment of the unique collaboration between Deutsche Grammophon and the Vatican’s own Sistine Chapel Choir. Rafał Blechacz and Bomsori Kim on their new collaboration It began as a one-sided encounter – Rafał Blechacz was watching television and spotted Bomsori Kim as she was taking part in the 2016 International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. The new duo partners now present their first recording of French and Polish repertoire. Avi Avital returns with Bach Following his successful debut “Bach”, Avi Avital has continued to immerse himself in the music of J.S. Bach. For his upcoming tour, the mandolin virtuoso has arranged two of Bach’s best known works, the Solo Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 and the famous Prélude from Cellosuite No. 1. “Never Look Away” nominated for 2019 Academy Awards Congratulations to Max Richter and all involved in director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's “Never Look Away” on receiving an Oscar Nomination in the categories Best Foreign Film and Cinematography!