Record Labels Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

Verismo

Netrebko More Than “At Home” In Verismo

I won’t attempt comparisons; they really don’t pay anymore when it comes to Anna Netrebko. And so no mention of Callas in the ...
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Ingolf Wunder’s Tchaikovsky and Chopin Concertos

That the catalog is filled to the brim with excellent recordings of the Tchaikovsky and Chopin First piano concertos does not stop...
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Big Boxes: Kempff’s Songful Schubert is Back

In 2000 Deutsche Grammophon released a seven-CD budget box Collectors Edition with Wilhelm Kempff’s cycle of Schubert sonatas fo...
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A Yawn For Yannick’s Figaro

I’ve so far been a fan of Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s DG Mozart cycle, in particular the Don Giovanni (see reviews archive). They...
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Reference Recording: Bruckner Sacred Music by Jochum

In these days, when everyone is recording endless versions of everything, it's kind of nice to note that there's not so much dupli...
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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...