Record Labels Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

MaazelEarly

Big Boxes: The Last (First) Maazel Box

Here we go again. Lorin Maazel recorded everything for everyone, multiple times, but this set, which contains his earliest DG reco...
Mahler9chung

Chung’s Mahler Ninth: Odd, Unnecessary, Uncompetitive

I suppose this series is being recorded for the Korean market, and in the Seoul Philharmonic South Korea certainly has an orchestr...
IvesOzawa

CD From Hell: Ozawa Snoozes Through Ives’ Fourth

How on earth Seiji Ozawa manages to make Ives' wild and crazy Fourth Symphony sound so boring has to be one of the great mysteries...
mahler

Romantic Quartets from Chamber Music Society

Recorded live at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at two concerts in March, 2015, this CD caught my eye with the promis...
Part

A Plug For Pärt’s Orchestral Music

This very beautiful disc features three of Arvo Pärt's best orchestral pieces. My colleagues David Vernier and Robert Levine, who...
Boulez

A Bittersweet Big Box of 20th Century Boulez

Most all of this material has been reissued previously, but with Boulez's 90th birthday coming up you can count on the performing ...
iolanta

Glowing Netrebko in Iolanta

Tchaikovsky’s final opera, Iolanta, is a brief affair in one act, slightly more than 90 minutes long. It’s not a masterpiece, ...
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Under the Radar: Jochum’s Enchanting Meistersinger

Last available in Deutsche Grammophon’s bicentenary edition of Wagner’s complete operas, Eugen Jochum’s 1975 Die Meistersing...
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Trifonov’s Carnegie Recital

Remember when a Carnegie Hall recital debut used to be a rite of passage? Now it’s a media event, tied in with a major-label rel...
ElgarSin

CD From Hell: Sinopoli’s Tired, Decadent Elgar Symphonies

Giuseppe Sinopoli could be too smart for his own good. He had a dozen or two doctorates in a bunch of subjects, and knew so much a...