Record Labels Archives: Deutsche Grammophon

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Karajan’s Unique “Ring” On One Audio Blu-ray

Here, on one Blu-ray audio disc, remastered at 24-bit/96kHz, and including a huge booklet with librettos and translations of the o...

Bernstein’s DG Beethoven Revisited

Leonard Bernstein's DG Beethoven cycle has withstood the test of time and remains one of the finest sets available, but I wouldn't...
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Historical Gems: Hindemith Conducts Hindemith (in Decent Mono)

In the early 1950s, DG had the bright idea of asking Hindemith to record his own orchestral works. For a variety of logistical, ae...

Filling In The Gaps: Janácek’s Marvelous Mr. Broucek

Hopefully this recording will do something to make up for the neglect of this, Janácek's least known mature opera. Stylistically,...
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CD From Hell: Nelsons Insults Bruckner

This is an atrocious performance of Bruckner's Third Symphony: sluggish, heavy-handed, superficial, and larded with the kind of bl...
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The Pierre Fournier Edition: Get It While You Can!

Aristocratic, elegant, tasteful, cultivated. These are only four clichés that most lazy critics use to describe the artistry of c...
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CD From Hell: Bringuier Botches Boléro

Vanity, vanity: all is vanity! Evidently the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich paid off DG to release this set, which the label accordi...

CD From Hell: Abbado’s Deadly Mozart Requiem

Beating a dead horse is one thing; beating a dead composer's work--in this case, the work of at least two dead composers and a cou...
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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...
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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 ...