Record Labels Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

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Argerich’s Early Recordings: A Legend In The Making

Out of all the CD releases tied in with Martha Aregrich’s 75th birthday, this cache of German Radio broadcasts probably will hol...
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Filling In The Gaps: Berlioz’s Neglected Te Deum

The Te Deum is the stepchild among Berlioz's large-scale works, doubtless because its reasonable length seems not to justify the t...
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Nelsons Triumphant: More Gripping Shostakovich From Boston

There are times when you can tell a performance will be great from the very first bars: this Shostakovich Fifth is a case in point...
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Nelsons And The BSO Play Shostakovich: An Auspicious Beginning

It's good to see the Boston Symphony and its new Music Director working on a big project for a major label, like this new Shostako...
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Reference Recording: Bartók Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion

For an artist with such a stellar reputation, not to say personal mystique, Martha Argerich seems to have little sense of self-cri...
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CD From Hell: Argerich and Barenboim Live in Buenos Aires

Veteran piano superstars Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim have been teaming up in concert, generating the kind of critical and...
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Big Boxes: DG’s Mono Era

In the aftermath of Decca’s 2015 Mono Years boxed set, the next logical step was for Deutsche Grammophon to explore its early ba...
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Big Boxes: Great Chopin Pianists

What an interesting idea, to compile Chopin recordings by all 18 Warsaw International Chopin Competition winners from 1927 (the co...
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Big Boxes: The Rest of Bernstein’s Universal Legacy

Bernstein's Universal boxes have, on the whole, been more intelligently assembled than his Sony legacy. Of course there's a bit le...
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Classic Recordings of American Symphonic Music

This one's easy. Here is one of the finest recordings of American music ever made. Piston's symphonies still do not receive the at...