Deutsche Grammophon’s “XII” has grown with new compositions every month since its launch in January 2019. The pioneering project’s diverse catalogue is set to gain another dozen pieces in 2021. It started in January with the release of Home by Abbott. The monthly rollout continued with works by, among others, Marie Awadis, Dobrawa Czocher and Niklas Paschburg.
Renewal has always been part of music, long before the invention of such distinctive categories as “Classical” or “Contemporary”. Deutsche Grammophon’s commitment to the process of musical creation took a fresh direction with the launch of “XII”.
The changing seasons and life’s restless stream of feelings and emotions lie behind the sounds of “XII”, Deutsche Grammophon’s celebration of new works by some of today’s most innovative and creative musicians.
Building upon the Yellow Label’s commitment to new repertoire, “XII” presents a series of works with the power to punch through the crowd of monthly releases and establish an online home on influential music-streaming playlists. Their composers, free from rigid genre boundaries, reflect contemporary classical music’s diversity.