Record Labels Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

ViennaSyms

Big Boxes: The Vienna Philharmonic Symphony Edition

Back in 2012 DG released this 50-CD box of symphonies. A limited edition, like most such projects, it may or may not still be avai...
Vienna175DG

Big Boxes: DG’s Random Vienna Philharmonic 175th Anniversary Edition

This 45-disc random assortment of material does a singular disservice to the Vienna Philharmonic, but it reveals some interesting ...
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Pollini’s Uneven Late Chopin

Maurizio Pollini’s recent Chopin Second Sonata and Op. 28 Preludes remakes were generally inferior to his first recordings of th...
MahlerAbb

Big Boxes: Abbado’s Frustrating Mahler

Abbado’s best Mahler recordings were his earliest, made in Chicago, of Symphonies Nos. 2, 5, 6 and 7. The Chicago First was wrec...
BruckDeum

Filling In The Gaps With Jochum’s Reference Bruckner 1st and Te Deum

This reasonably priced, Japanese DG release very conveniently offers two reference recordings on a single disc, and that makes it ...
Sokolov

CD From Hell: Sokolov’s Bogus Profundity In Mozart and Rachmaninov

Put this release squarely into the "naked emperor" category. Scrounging around for unpublished Sokolov recordings, DG has dug up a...
KarajanChoral

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...