Record Labels Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

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CD From Hell: Karajan’s Choral Music Box

If you think that songs like "Dropkick Me Jesus Through the Goalposts of Life" represent sincere expressions of religious sentimen...
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Bach By Blechacz

Rafal Blechacz’s Deutsche Grammophon releases have yielded mixed results, ranging from a superb Haydn/Mozart/Beethoven recital t...
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Uneven Recital On Barenboim’s New Piano

In 2015 Daniel Barenboim made news with the unveiling of a Steinway D concert grand especially designed for him by the Belgian ins...
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Trifonov’s (Not Quite) Transcendental Liszt

From a technical standpoint, Daniil Trifonov can do anything he wants with Liszt’s music. In addition to possessing staggeringly...
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CD From Hell: Barenboim Blows It In Bruckner

"Barenboim" is a corruption of "Birnenbaum," German for pear tree. The Spanish word is "peral." This is also the name of the produ...
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Big Boxes: Maria João Pires’ Complete DG Chamber Music Recordings

It’s interesting how certain world-class pianists with strong personalities as soloists are able to bring a true team spirit to ...
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Big Boxes: DG’s Michelangeli Edition, Reissued & Expanded

This collection is basically an “original jacket” repackaging of Deutsche Grammophon’s 2003 slim-line boxed set containing A...
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Big Boxes: Late, But Not Decrepit, Böhm

Most conductors stay active way past their expiration dates, but Karl Böhm did better than most. Yes, he slowed down a bit and be...
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CD From Hell: Dudamel’s New “Pictures” Is A Dud

Before making a new recording of "Pictures at an Exhibition," conductor and orchestra should be locked in a room and forced to lis...
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Exciting, Lush, Live Lescaut from Netrebko

This was recorded live in Salzburg last August (2016) and is probably a patchwork made up of parts of the three performances given...