Max Richter in Hong Kong to be streamed live November 30 - Max Richter visits Hong Kong to play two of his best-known compositions, Recomposed and Memoryhouse, together with violinist Mari Samuelsen, soprano Grace Davidson and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Robert Ziegler. The performance on Saturday, December 1st will be streamed live (360° and 2D stream) via Deutsche Grammophon’s YouTube channel beginning at 1 pm CET / 8 pm Hong Kong time, brought to you with the support of Google Arts & Culture and YouTube Music. Seong-Jin Cho plays Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332, Adagio November 30 - Striking contrasts and quicksilver changes of mood dictate the emotional weather of Mozart’s Sonata in F major K332. Watch a new video of Seong-Jin Cho playing the second movement of the dramatic work written in Vienna during the second half of 1783 as included on the pianist's first Mozart album. HBO Series My Brilliant Friend with Music by Max Richter November 30 - Based on the international bestselling novel by Elena Ferrante, the American-Italian drama TV series My Brilliant Friend features a vast array of Max Richter’s catalogue, including works from Infra, From Sleep, Three Worlds, The Blue Notebooks, and Vivaldi Recomposed. "Elena & Lila", the main theme of the HBO series, is available as of today. The Shellac Project in all its festive splendour November 30 - Deutsche Grammophon’s Shellac Project continues with today's release of four traditional Christmas songs, recorded by the prestigious Thomanerchor Leipzig under Chorus Masters Karl Straube and Günther Ramin. Created in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, listen to The Shellac Project on YouTube Music and more. Nemanja Radulović on his new album Baïka November 28 - With Baïka, which means “story” or “tale” in Serbian, Nemanja Radulović is once again exploring the music of Eastern Europe and beyond. From Khachaturian to Rimsky-Korsakov to Aleksandar Sedlar, Baïka takes us on a journey through different musical regions. Rolando Villazón sings Petit Papa Noël November 27 - “I remember the first time I heard Petit Papa Noël at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris. I saw everyone singing it and thought it was very beautiful. It then became a Christmas tradition to take my kids to the circus, and now Petit Papa Noël has become part of their memories.” Rolando Villazón is joined in duet for his version by Julie Zenatti. Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninov's Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 November 23 - Yuja Wang's new album, The Berlin Recital, captures the white heat of solo works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Ligeti, a trio of Russians together with one of the late 20th-century’s greatest composers. Watch a new video of Rachmaninov's Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 recorded live at Berlin Philharmonie. Sir John Eliot Gardiner introduces Bach 333 November 22 - J.S. Bach – The New Complete Edition presents over 280 hours of music from 750 performers and 32 labels on 222 CDs and 1 DVD; Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s 90-minute BBC film ‘Bach: A Passionate Life’, in which the life of Bach is further explored. Watch an excerpt of the introductory DVD documentary. Yuja Wang and Andreas Ottensamer Live from Shanghai Yellow Lounge November 22 - Watch the live stream of pianist Yuja Wang and clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer at Yellow Lounge from Shanghai's Modern Sky Lab. Yuja Wang performed pieces from her new album, The Berlin Recital, and was joined by Andreas Ottensamer for the second set. The two collaborate on Ottensamer's upcoming album, Blue Hour. Lang Lang plays Chopin Waltz No. 1 "Grande valse brillante" at Berlin Gala Concert November 20 - Watch a new video of Lang Lang performing Chopin's Waltz No. 1 "Grande valse brillante" in E-Flat Major, Op. 18 together with Staatskapelle Berlin under the baton of Manfred Honeck as an encore at the DG120 Celebration Gala at Berlin Philharmonie in November 2018. Víkingur Ólafsson – And At The Hour Of Death November 19 - With "Bach Reworks", Víkingur Ólafsson brings together atmospheric reworkings of music by well-known sound artists as well as two of his own arrangements. Watch the full video of "And At The Hour Of Death". Rolando Villazón sings Feliz Navidad November 19 - Rolando Villazón rings in the holiday season with his first Christmas album for Deutsche Grammophon, a message of joy and love with its Yuletide mix of carols, classic ballads and folk songs. Watch the full video of a favourite Christmas classic, "Feliz Navidad". Mary Queen of Scots – Music by Max Richter November 16 - Written to match one of the most gripping and powerful real-life stories in history, Max Richter has scored a lavish orchestral score to director Josie Rourke's "Mary Queen of Scots", one of the most anticipated movies of 2018 to feature celebrated Hollywood actresses Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Now available for pre-order, listen to the first track, "A New Generation". New Video: Seong-Jin Cho on Mozart November 16 - Mozart's mature piano concertos – famously difficult to bring to life in performance – stand among the supreme tests of a performer’s powers. Now available, Seong-Jin Cho has chosen one of the most demanding of the composer’s works for keyboard and orchestra, the Piano Concerto in D minor K466, to launch his first Mozart recording for Deutsche Grammophon. New Additions to The Shellac Project November 16 - Deutsche Grammophon's ground-breaking digital restoration project created in partnership with Google Arts & Culture continues with today's release of thirty-two remarkable recordings from the era of 78 RPM discs, bringing the total number of releases to 156. Highlights from this fourth batch of new tracks include a 1929 recording of Die Fledermaus drawn from ten metal sources. In the 1920s, complete operas were abridged and recorded with 5-7 minutes edits per side. This abridged performance of Strauss' operetta was made by conductor Hermann Weigert and featured stars of the time such as Adele Kern as Adele, Franz Völker as Alfred and Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender as Falke. New Video: Nemanja Radulović – The Sea and Sinbad's Ship November 14 - With his new album Baïka, Nemanja Radulović takes us on a musical journey – from the Armenia of Khachaturian to Rimsky-Korsakov’s fairy-tale Arabia, before reaching the shores of the Black Sea with Aleksandar Sedlar. Together with his ensemble Double Sens, the violinist interprets Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade in an arrangement by Sedlar. Watch a new music video filmed in Serbia, his home country. DG120 – Celebrating 120 Years of Deutsche Grammophon November 12 - Deutsche Grammophon celebrated its 120th anniversary with a sensational concert at Taimiao – the Imperial Ancestral Temple of Beijing’s Forbidden City in October, followed by last week's gala concert at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall. The concerts, featuring luminary performers Daniil Trifonov, Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (Beijing), Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lang Lang (Berlin) were followed online by an international audience via a global live stream. Rolando Villazón rings in the Christmas season November 9 - Rolando Villazón shares the magic of the holiday season with his first Christmas album for Deutsche Grammophon – "Feliz Navidad" offers heart-warming Christmas classics – in five languages! New Video: Benny Andersson – "Piano" Bonus Version November 9 - Following the highly successful release of "Piano" last year, Benny Andersson returned to the studio to record two new tracks, ABBA's hit "Money, Money, Money" and "Jag Hör", a song by the Benny Anderssons Orkester, on piano. New Video: Víkingur Ólafsson's "For Jóhann" November 8 - A moving and intimate new work, Víkingur Ólafsson has written "For Jóhann" in memory of his late friend and colleague, Jóhann Jóhannsson. Watch a new video to accompany this work as featured on Bach Reworks, directed by Magnús Leifsson. DG120 – The Berlin Anniversary Concert November 7 - Deutsche Grammophon celebrated its 120th anniversary on Tuesday with a gala concert at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall. Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lang Lang performed works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart together with the Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Manfred Honeck. The audience further celebrated works by John Williams, including the world premiere of “Across the Stars”, a new piece for violin and orchestra based on motifs from "Star Wars", as well as the German premiere of "Markings". Watch the full performance via YouTube. New Video: Light Eternal – The Choral Music of Morten Lauridsen (Trailer) October 31 - On the occasion of his 75th birthday in 2018, American choral composer Morten Lauridsen's landmark compositions were recorded by the Chamber Choir of Europe in close collaboration with the composer himself. The recording features carefully selected compositions and worldwide favorites of Lauridsen’s handwriting, including two world premiere recordings. New Video: Peter Gregson Live at Yellow Lounge October 30 - Watch a new video of cellist and composer Peter Gregson performing Prelude 1.1 from his album Recomposed by Peter Gregson: Bach – The Cello Suites live at Yellow Lounge in Beijing, 2018. Seiji Ozawa announces The DG120 Tokyo Anniversary Concert October 29 - Maestro Seiji Ozawa announces The DG120 Tokyo Anniversary Concert to feature Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Saito Kinen Orchestra led by Ozawa and Diego Matheuz on December 5, 2018. Release of J.S. Bach – The New Complete Edition October 26 - 333 years since the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, the largest project of its kind in the history of recorded music is presented by Deutsche Grammophon in collaboration with Decca Classics, 30 other labels and the Leipzig Bach Archive. In celebration of its release today, Deutsche Grammophon artists John Eliot Gardiner, Lisa Batiashvili, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Murray Perahia and more share their brilliant insights on the world’s most influential musician. Víkingur Ólafsson plays Bach's Prelude in E minor, BWV 855a (transcr. In B minor by Alexander Siloti) October 26 - Having studied the music of J.S. Bach intensively, Víkingur Ólafsson casts new light on some of the composer’s many different faces. Excerpts from the Well-Tempered Clavier such as the Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 855a showcase him as, in Ólafsson’s words, “the master of the short story”. Watch a new video of this work, transcribed in B minor by Alexander Siloti. DG120 Video Count-Up Series October 25 - The DG120 Gala Concert in Beijing's Forbidden City is just the beginning. The DG120 Video Count-Up Series brings you to a 120-day-long journey in celebration of 120 years of Deutsche Grammophon with 120 videos of Deutsche Grammophon artists in performance. Nemanja Radulović on Khachaturian’s Trio October 23 - Nemanja Radulović's new album "Baïka" includes Aram Khachaturian's violin concerto and Trio for clarinet, violin and piano. Nemanja chose to record the trio with accomplices with whom he likes to perform on stage – the clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer and the pianist Laure Favre-Kahn. Seong-Jin Cho to release first Mozart album October 22 - After Chopin and Debussy, pianist Seong-Jin Cho now collaborates with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and presents his first Mozart album with the dramatic D minor Concerto K. 466, the joyful K. 281 and the technically demanding K. 332. Watch Sir Bryn Terfel perform popular song "I Believe" October 19 - Sir Bryn Terfel performs "I Believe", a popular song by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman as featured on his new album, Dreams and Songs. DG120 Anniversary Concert in Beijing's Forbidden City – Behind the Scenes with Toby Spence October 19 - Tenor Toby Spence shares what it's like to be performing in Beijing's Forbidden City, a concert which was streamed live in 360° virtual reality format. Joined by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Long Yu, Spence performed Orff's Carmina Burana together with Ludovic Tézier and Aida Garifullina on October 10, 2018. Dudamel conducts Tchaikovsky's Original Nutcracker October 16 - Tying in with Disney's "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" for which he conducted the Original Soundtrack (music composed by James Newton Howard and to be released on October 26), Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic release Tchaikovsky’s full original Nutcracker ballet on November 30 on Deutsche Grammophon. This recording marks the starting point of DG’s new partnership with the LA Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, who celebrates his 10-year anniversary with the orchestra this year. Nemanja Radulović on Khachaturian’s violin concerto October 16 - To record Aram Khachaturian’s violin concerto for his new album Baïka, Nemanja Radulović chose Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sascha Goetzel, a pairing that already follows a successful collaboration on stage. Nemanja is considered as the current specialist of the beautiful concerto, adding a very personal and individual interpretation. DG120 – The Anniversary Edition – Official Unboxing Video October 15 - Now available, discover DG120 - The Anniversary Edition, a boxed set of 120 CDs + 1 Bonus CD + 1 Blu-ray Audio disc illuminating 120 years of recording history, including many rare recordings released internationally for the first time and recordings newly digitized from historic shellac discs. Daniil Trifonov stars in a new music short film October 13 - Pianist Daniil Trifonov makes his acting debut as a charming 19th century stowaway in a short film by Michael Joseph McQuilken. The film highlights the Fourth Concerto on his new album, Destination Rachmaninov – Departure. DG120 Anniversary Concert in Beijing's Forbidden City October 10 - The build-up to today's concert continues. See a video of behind the scenes. DG120 Anniversary Concert in Beijing's Forbidden City on October 10 October 9 - As preparations proceed, see some impressions from the build up of the area and the rehearsals. New Video: Daniil Trifonov explores the complete Rachmaninov piano concertos September 28 - Daniil Trifonov's performances of the complete Rachmaninov piano concertos reveal their originality and wealth of invention. Watch a new video of the pianist and Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin speak of Rachmaninov's Fourth Concerto as included in his new Deutsche Grammophon project, "Destination Rachmaninov – Departure". New Video: Peter Gregson on Bach Recomposed September 28 - "The truest testament to the strength and validity of Bach's work is that it can stand up to things like this," says cellist and composer Peter Gregson of his new project. Watch a new video of cellist and composer Peter Gregson, who has translated a landmark of the cello repertoire into his own entirely unique musical language in creating Bach Recomposed. Yuja Wang presents Digital EP The Berlin Recital · Encores September 21 - Recorded live in Berlin, the Yellow Label presents Yuja Wang's sublime series of Berlin encore pieces to form an EP in anticipation of her upcoming album, The Berlin Recital. Available for streaming and download, the EP spans everything from the riffs and roulades of Nikolai Kapustin’s jazz-tinged Toccatina to Earl Wild’s sonorous transcription of the Pas de Quatre from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. New Video: Alice Sara Ott on Maurice Ravel September 19 - Documenting the intensity of her musical encounters with Debussy, Satie and Ravel, three French composers who have had a significant influence on her, "Nightfall" is a particularly personal artistic project for Alice Sara Ott. Watch a new video in which the German-Japanese pianist speaks of the music of Ravel. Bach333 Webisodes September 18 - 32 Labels, 222CDs, 750+ Performers & Ensembles, 280 Hours of Music, 10 Hours of New Recordings including 7 World Premieres, 2 luxury hardback books, advance presentation of BWV3 Catalogue, plus digital product suite. Watch Webisode 1-13 to learn about the largest and most complete box set ever devoted to the work of a single composer. Bach333 – Coming Soon September 18 - 333 years since the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, the largest project of its kind in the history of recorded music is presented by Deutsche Grammophon in collaboration with Decca Classics, 32 other labels and the Leipzig Bach Archive. Learn more here. September 14 - #DG120 Yellow Lounges in Tokyo and Beijing These past two weeks we have hosted in fact three Yellow Lounge across the globe – in Berlin, Tokyo and Beijing. The Tokyo and Beijing Yellow Lounges were the first two of six, scheduled to take place over the coming weeks across Asia and supported by the Volkswagen Group as part of our #DG120 celebrations there. Further cities include Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei. DG artists Alice Sara Ott and Mischa Maisky performed in Tokyo while Daniel Hope and Peter Gregson played in Beijing. In Berlin celebrating the launch of his new album Vikingur Olaffson performed Bach. You can watch the full performances, streamed live on YouTube, on our new Yellow Lounge channel on YouTube, along with further, previously unreleased videos of past Yellow Lounge events. September 14 - Max Richter releases new OST White Boy Rick In 1980s Detroit, Ricky Wershe Jr. was a Street Hustler, FBI Informant and Drug Kingpin – all before he turned 16. "White Boy Rick" is based on the true story, with music by Max Richter. See here footage of the recording of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, now available in digital format to be followed by a CD release on September 21, 2018 as well as a vinyl release on November 30, 2018. September 7 - Peter Gregson on aspects of his coming album Watch Peter Gregson in a first interview clip, where he talks about how he worked synthesizers in to become a live acoustic element of the recording for his coming album "Recomposed by Peter Gregson: Bach – The Cello Suites". September 7 - Víkingur Ólafsson teams up with director Magnús Leifsson to shoot Bach video in a fish processing plant in Iceland Ólafsson and Leifsson’s chosen location is an Icelandic fish processing plant, complete with grand piano. They use the fish, an early Christian symbol, to allude to the mysticism and timelessness of Bach’s music – as changeable as water, it has to be understood at a metalevel, given the many different ways in which composition, transcription and performance can be interwoven. “Everything is there in Bach’s music,” says the pianist, who transports the composer’s keyboard writing to new shores on his latest recording. September 7 - Listen to a first song from Bryn Terfel's new album "Dreams & Songs" ‘Music is such a special language. There’s a connection with music and words, evoking our deepest memories and keenest hopes – our dreams and songs to sing.’ – Sir Bryn Terfel. Pre-Order and listen to a first track from the album. Release planned for October 19. Livestream Víkingur Ólafsson at Yellow Lounge September 3 - Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson performs Live at Yellow Lounge Berlin tonight. Click here for the livestream starting at 10 pm CEST. DG 120 in Seoul – Press Conference and Gala Concert September 2 - Clemens Trautmann, President of Deutsche Grammophon, presented the gala concerts and festivities around the 120th anniversary of the Yellow Label, along with pianist Seong-Jin Cho's new Mozart album in collaboration with Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Daniil Trifonov explores the complete Rachmaninov piano concertos August 31 - Destination Rachmaninov – Departure is the first of two albums comprising Trifonov’s cycle of the great Russian composer’s piano concertos. Featuring Nos.2 and 4, along with Rachmaninov’s solo piano transcriptions of three movements from Bach’s Violin Partita in E major, the new recording is set for release on 12 October 2018. Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music announce long-term collaboration August 10 - Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music mark launch of new dedicated audio and audio-visual destination for classical music with special media event at Salzburg Festival Peter Gregson Signs Exclusive Contract with Deutsche Grammophon June 26 - Deutsche Grammophon is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive contract with cellist, composer and electro-acoustic alchemist Peter Gregson, who takes the "Recomposed" series forward. His first release will be Recomposed by Peter Gregson: Bach – The Cello Suites, a creative contemporary vision of a classic. Signing of Soprano Nadine Sierra and Pre-Order of Debut Album June 25 - We are pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive contract with soprano Nadine Sierra. Her debut album 'There's a Place for Us' explores the rich diversity of American opera and song to reveal a timeless message of inclusion and hope. Now available for pre-order, you can listen to "Somewhere" from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story; the first track to be heard ahead of the album release in August. Bryn Terfel Returns with New Album in Five Years: Dreams and Songs June 25 - After five years, Sir Bryn Terfel is back – introducing his new album 'Dreams and Songs'. A collection of his favourite tunes, recorded in brand new orchestral versions and including some special guest duets, look out for the release in September. 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...