Record Labels Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

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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 ...
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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...
avital

Picked, Not Bowed Vivaldi–A Fine CD from Avital

This short-ish (52-minute) disc has a great deal of charm, much of which lies in mandolinist Avi Avital’s arrangements. In addit...
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Sokolov’s DG Debut, Live from Salzburg 2008

Deutsche Grammophon has a history of signing exclusive contracts with pianists who cultivate enigmatic and awesome reputations, su...
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Hope’s Original, But More Importantly Superb, Mendelssohn

This is billed as the world-premiere recording of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in its original 1844 version--before the changes t...
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Big Boxes: Karajan’s Haydn Paris and London Symphonies

Karajan's accounts of  Haydn's "Paris" Symphonies are splendid, fully on the level with the great sets by Bernstein and Harnoncou...