Record Labels Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

Reference Recording: Abbado’s Berlin Brahms

If this set were all that survived from Abbado's tenure in Berlin, collectors would be salivating for additional recordings, certa...

Reference Recording: Big, Tense Onegin, Gloriously Sung

This 1987 recording may not be the most “authentic” Onegin on the market--there's not a Russian in the cast (Burchuladze is Ge...

CD From Hell: Abbado’s First Berlin Beethoven Cycle

During his tenure in Berlin, Abbado replaced more than 80 members of the orchestra, virtually eradicating all traces of Karajan's ...

An Incongruous Coupling from Yundi

After floundering at EMI, Yundi returned to DG's fold in 2013 with a strong solo Beethoven release containing the three “name”...

Under the Radar (!): Jochum and Gilels Play Brahms

Remember these? For a good couple of decades these recordings were lauded as reference versions of the Brahms piano concertos, but...

Big Boxes: The Leonard Bernstein Collection Volume 1

If you’ve been waiting for DG to systematically reissue its complete catalog of Leonard Bernstein recordings, your day has come....

Big Boxes: Kubelik–The Symphony Edition

This set represents Rafael Kubelik's art in a wholly positive way. His Mahler and Dvorák cycles are very well-known. The Dvorák ...

Abbado’s Beethoven: Third Time’s A Charm

This budget reissue contains the audio tracks from the live 2001 videos of Symphonies Nos. 1-8 that Claudio Abbado and the Berlin ...

Big Boxes: The LaSalle’s Classic 2nd Viennese School Quartets

Although both DG and Brilliant Classics have reissued the LaSalle Quartet’s 1968/70 Second Viennese School survey on CD, this la...

Historical Gems: Hindemith Plays (with) Himself

Hindemith was a lousy conductor, but not of his own music, fortunately. This is because he regarded the role of conductor as sort ...