Record Labels Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

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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...
Bohm

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...
manon

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...
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Big Boxes: DG’s Complete Chopin Goes Deluxe

Deutsche Grammophon’s Complete Chopin Deluxe Edition is basically the label’s 2009 Complete Chopin Edition with additional bel...
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Big Boxes: Pollini’s [Almost] Complete DG Recordings

Among prominent pianists of our time, Maurizio Pollini represented the modern ideal to which the more serious-minded younger gener...
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Rare (Relatively) Jochum Haydn

Eugen Jochum was an outstanding Haydn conductor. His recording of the twelve "London" Symphonies with the London Philharmonic has ...